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“Without A Song” is a tune written by Vincent Youmans with lyrics by Billy Rose and Edward Eliscu. It was published in 1929 and included in the musical play “Great Day”.

It has been recorded and performed by many artists but one note-able recording of the tune is from Sonny Rollins’ comeback album “The Bridge”. Be sure to check this one out!

This song is most commonly played in the key of Eb major.

Videos to learn the melody/changes

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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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