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“Misty” is a tune written in 1954 by Errol Garner. This ballad has become very popular both in and out of the jazz world. This song had a key role in the plot of Clint Eastwood’s 1971 film “Play Misty For Me”.
Johnny Burke later wrote lyrics to Misty.
This tune is played in many different keys but the most common “jam session key” is Eb major.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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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  1. dude idk if me and my band “copped” this but we do a “funky misty” version, mabey you can make another track its so fun in that style! great for gigs as well as practicing some chops!

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