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Polka Dots and Moonbeams

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“Polka Dots and Moonbeams” was written by Jimmy Van Heusen. F major is the most common key for this well-known ballad. Lyrics were written by Johnny Burke. This tune was written specifically for the Tommy Dorsey Band. This ballad was a favorite of tenor saxophonist Lester Young’s, as he recorded it on several different occasions.

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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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