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Taking A Chance On Love

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Taking A Chance On Love was written by Vernon Duke with lyrics by Ted Fetter and John Latouche.  It was composed for the 1940 Broadway musical Cabin In The Sky.  Band leaders such as Benny Goodman and Sammy Kaye record this piece with their orchestras soon after, but both renditions gained popularity in 1943.   This tune has been heavily covered since,  from classic artists such as Frank Sinatra to modern era musicians like Joshua Redman.   It has been played in many different keys, and so it is wise to know it in at least several.  Bb is quite common, but fakebooks have notated it in F and C.  The chord charts provided are in the key of C major.

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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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