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I am interested in sourcing original jazz standard scores; with the original harmonies and melodies as the composer intended.

Does such a source exist? I've been idly looking over recent months to no avail.

I would appreciate any guidance and recommendations you may have to offer.

Many thanks



  • Lango-DjangoLango-Django Niagara-On-The-Lake, ONModerator
    Posts: 1,332

    Good luck!

    Well, the good news is that the internet now offers tons of online sheet music for sale so you can readily access the original piano sheet music for standard tunes, by just googling the song title.

    Related but possibly not exactly what you are looking for... tenor sax genius Lester Young once asked his accompanists not to play fancy chord substitutions but just lay down the “vanilla changes”... here is a website that offers vanilla changes for a whole bunch of jazz standards....

    I live in a little tourist town called Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario, Canada, which is about twenty miles north of Niagara Falls.

    If you are ever planning on visiting the beautiful Niagara area, feel free to PM me and perhaps we can get together and do some jamming.
  • Posts: 7

    Thanks man, that's very kind of you. I can't why how many of these GJ guys are so way off the mark when it comes to harmony??

  • François RAVEZFrançois RAVEZ FranceProdigy
    Posts: 280

    Hello WmTBallard,

    Please don't hesitate to send me a private e-mail to precising which tunes you are looking for and I will send you the "original chords" (I have really many of them).



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