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“Donna Lee” is a bebop tune written by Mile Davis. It is written over the same changes as the great standard “Indiana”. Written in 1947, it was first recorded with the Charlie Parker Quintet, which has led some to confuse it as Charlie Parker’s composition rather the Davis’.
This is a considerably difficult melody to play for all instruments so be sure to study up!
This tune is most commonly played in the key of Ab major.

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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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