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My Little Suede Shoes is a very catchy, lyrical tune.  It’s one of the most accessible tunes Bird wrote.  Many of his tunes had angular melodies that some people  unaccustomed to bebop have a tough time following (not you or I, of course, but some listeners have a tough time with bebop.  Try singing Donna Lee…).  However, this is a good melody that even non-jazz audiences will enjoy. It can be played with a swing or latin feel, as you will hear on the youtube recordings.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

Camden Hughes
Camden is a working jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator currently living near Boise, ID. He teaches music at the Idaho Arts Charter School, and is the jazz adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University. Check out his music at


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