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“What’s New” is a ballad written by Bob Haggart with lyrics by Johnny Burke. The original title of the tune was “I’m Free” when he wrote it as a member of Bob Crosby and his Orchestra. However when he later gave it to Johnny Burke to write lyrics it was renamed after the first line: “What’s New”.
This tune is often played as a ballad but its also great at medium tempos as well.

“What’s New” is most commonly played 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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