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What Is This Thing Called Love?

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“What Is This Thing Called Love?” is a tune written by Cole Porter in 1929 for the musical “Wake Up and Dream.” The song eventually became a popular jazz standard and one of Porter’s most famous works. Later musicians began composing tunes based from these chord changes such as Tadd Dameron’s “Hot House”, made famous by Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker. This tune is most commonly played in the key of C major.

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."

2 COMMENTS

  1. The changes fit perfect to the Bebob tune Hot House. A bit complicate theme, this melodie enrich the tune to a highlight for every session you play on stage.

  2. This is a great tune that will help you get further in your jazz learning journey. I am spending a lot of time on it exclusively, and it is challenging!

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