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Chord Charts

“My Ideal” is a tune written by Richard Whiting, Leo Robin and Newell Chase.
This a beautiful ballad that has been performed and recorded by some of the greatest in jazz, both contemporary and non-contemporary. On this tune there tends to be some different interpretations of the chordal harmony. What we have provided for you in the chord charts below are what we consider to be the most common and basic changes. We left a few different options as well, however it is important that you listen to as many recordings as possible to make your own conclusion.
This tune is most commonly played in the key of Eb major.

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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