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“Cheryl” is a 12 bar blues written by Charlie “Bird” Parker.  It’s one of our personal favorites on Learn Jazz Standards.  Studying the melody is a good way to get into bebop.  It’s always a good thing to study bebop heads because they contain so much information about how the masters approached improvising.  This tune is a great example of the bebop language fused with the blues.

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Brent Vaartstrahttp://www.brentvaartstra.com
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com 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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