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“Alone Together” is a timeless tune written by Arthur Schwartz with lyrics by Howard Dietz.
It was written for the 1932 Broadway musical “Flying Colors”. The first jazz recording of this tune was done by Artie Shaw in 1939.
This is a favorite of many jazz musicians because it has a great melody, great changes, and is a very flexible tune. One great way to try playing it is in a straight-eighth or Bossa Nova feel. This tune is most commonly played in the key of D minor.

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Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."



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