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Progression Standards (Multiple Progressons in File)

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This is a progression document with various progressions of many Jazz Standards. You'll find the progressions listed by song names on the Section menu.

While most of this stuff seems old fashioned and dusted at first glance (especially if you choose a boring or not so suitable sketch to preview them), there are a lot interesting details inside that you can learn from. For instance, how to change to a different key with only 1 chord, insert secondary dominant chords and chromatic bridges, build a nice turnaround, and much more.

Each progression includes a verse, bridge and chorus. Some songs are verse only. You probably want to copy/paste your way towards your own work anyway.

Put this file in your "Progressions" folder under "Config" in your personal documents directory. This will load the progressions into your Harmony template menu on startup.



  1. A Portrait Of Jenny
  2. Ain't Misbehaving
  3. All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  4. All of You
  5. Alone Together
  6. Angel Eyes
  7. At Sundown
  8. Autumn Leaves
  9. Basin Street Blues
  10. Beautiful of Love
  11. Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
  12. Black and Blue
  13. Blue Moon
  14. But Not for Me
  15. Cabin in the Sky
  16. Can't Help Loving that Man
  17. Carnival
  18. Cottage For Sale
  19. Cry Me A River
  20. Don't Blame Me
  21. East of the Sun
  22. Easy Living
  23. Everything Happens To Me
  24. Fly Me To The Moon
  25. Ghost Of A Chance
  26. Giant Steps
  27. Give Me The Simple Life
  28. How About You
  29. How Deep Is The Ocean
  30. How Insensitive
  31. I Can't Give You Anything But Love
  32. I Could Write A Book
  33. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
  34. I Got Rhythm
  35. I Hear A Rhapsody
  36. I Thought About You
  37. I'll Never Be The Same
  38. I'll Take Manhattan
  39. Idaho
  40. If You Could See Me Now
  41. Imagination
  42. In A Sentimental Mood
  43. In Your Own Sweet Way
  44. It Could Happen To You
  45. It's The Talk Of The Town
  46. Joy Spring
  47. Just You, Just Me
  48. Lullaby Of Broadway
  49. Mean To Me
  50. Misty
  51. My Funny Valentine
  52. My Heart Stood Still
  53. My One And Only Love
  54. My Silent Love
  55. One Note Samba
  56. Out Of This World
  57. Over The Rainbow
  58. Polkadots And Moonbeams
  59. September In The Rain
  60. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  61. Softly As A Morning Sunrise
  62. St. Thomas
  63. Star Eyes (Many Key Changes)
  64. Tea For Two
  65. The Lady In Red
  66. Time After Time
  67. What Is There To Say
  68. When Your Lover Has Gone
  69. With The Wind And Rain In Your Hair
  70. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
  71. Yesterday
  72. You Don't Know What Love Is