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But Beautiful

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“But Beautiful” is a ballad written by Jimmy Van Heusen, with lyrics written by Jimmy Burke. It was introduced in the film “Road to Rio” in 1948. Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis was the first jazz musician to record this tune. This tune is most commonly played in the key of G major.

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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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