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Stella by Starlight Chords Analysis

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Stella by Starlight is one of those jazz standards that is just plain hard to understand. As complex as it is, it’s still a staple tune and a must know for jam sessions and gigs.

In today’s video, I go over my full-on chords analysis of Stella and walk you through how I think about it using color-coding and roman numeral analysis.

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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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