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“Confirmation” is a bebop tune written by the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker.  It has a considerably difficult head but a nice set of changes to blow over. This is a very common jam session tune and is definitely worth learning. It is most commonly played in the key of F major.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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. Hi Just hear very attentivly the solo of Mr. Potter. I’ve heard a considerable amount of false notes (not exactly imagined before playing by the artist) and be sure I know playing. (Practicing Jazz for about 30 years). So you see, even high cats are blowing sometimes real bullshit when trieing to combine modern lines with old fashioned ones!
    So no fear just try out when improvising, failure is common. Nobody is perfect!

    • Hi Thomas, I wasn’t able to find any of your music on the internet. I’d love for you to post yourself playing Confirmation unaccompanied so that we can compare all of your lines to Chris Potter’s! I’m sure yours will be much better…


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