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“Serenity” is a tune written by the great tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. It was first recorded on his 1964 album “In n’ Out”. This song has an unusual form of 14 bars and mixes functional harmony with unconventional harmony. When soloing over this tune, you may find the chord changes can be tricky to navigate. However this one can be a lot of fun to play! Be sure to study the original recording and learn the hits that are essential to playing the melody.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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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