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But Not For Me

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“But Not For Me” is a tune written by the great George Gershwin for the 1930 musical “Girl Crazy”. It was also featured on the 1979 Woody Allen film “Manhattan”.  The tune has been played and recorded by many notable jazz musicians.  This tune is most commonly played in the keys of Eb and F major.  You can also practice our Miles Davis’ solo transcription of But Not for Me. 

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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Brent Vaartstra
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."


  1. Right, John just implemented his beloved Coltrane-changes, to enrich the more or less common changes. And in the end of his solo he races a turn-arround.

  2. Hi! love your website! Just wanted to let you know the link to the changes is actually the link to the miles solo.


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