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“My Romance” was written by composer Richard Rodgers with lyrics by his frequent collaborator Lorenz Hart. It was introduced in the 1935 musical “Jumbo” starring Jimmy Durante. The tune went on to become very popular amongst jazz musicians and was recorded by many of the greats. Bill Evans would later make it one of his trio’s staple tunes. My Romance is often played as either a ballad or medium swing.
This tune is most often called in the key of Bb 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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