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September In The Rain

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“September In The Rain” is a tune written by Harry Warren, one of the first American composers to write primarily for film. Lyrics were written by Al Dubin. Written in 1937, this tune was first introduced through the voice of young male vocalist James Melton in the film “Melody For Two”.
The song has become a jazz standard since than and has been performed and recorded by many artists. The Beatles did a rock n’ roll interpretation of it in 1964.
When learning this tune be mindful of alternate changes and be sure to check several sources. One set of alternate changes, which we have provided for you on the chord charts below, take place in the first four measures. You can hear an example of this by listening to Red Garlands version off of his record “A Garland of Red”.

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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