“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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Videos to learn the melody/changes