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“Con Alma” is a tune written by the great trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie. This tune fuses Latin American influences and bebop, as Gillespie became well-known for in his career.
“Con Alma” is known for its frequent key center changes and simple melody which outlines the harmony beautifully. This is a really fun tune so enjoy!

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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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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