“Au Private” was written in 1951 by the great Charlie Parker.

 

This bebop tune is a 12 bar blues in the key of F. It’s a nice tune to add to your repertoire, and is commonly played at jam sessions and club dates. The changes are not straight blues changes, but they are more straightforward than some other blues heads that “Bird” wrote, such as Blues for Alice.

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Videos to learn the melody/changes