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Chord Charts

“Song For My Father” is a Bossa Nova style tune written by Horace Silver. It’s the title track to his hit 1956 Blue Note record “Song For My Father”. This tune is relatively simple and only deals with a handful of chords, all of which can be related to the key of F minor.

This is one of those tunes that you just have to know so be sure to listen to the original recording a lot and use the tools below to help you learn it.

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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