Musical Borrowing
An Annotated Bibliography

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[+] Markewich, Reese. The New Expanded Bibliography of Jazz Compositions Based on the Chord Progressions of Standard Tunes. New York, N.Y.: Reese Markewich, 1974.

Many modern jazz and popular compositions have been written based on the chord progressions of standard popular songs and other jazz compositions. They provide a fresh approach, both melodically and harmonically, to familiar material, and serve jazz musicians in jam sessions as an acceptable common denominator of chord progressions known to all. In addition to brief introductory comments, this book lists groups of compositions (more than one hundred compositions are included) that share the same chord progressions. Compositions based on the twelve-bar blues harmonic scheme and George Gershwin's song I Got Rhythm are not included.

Index Classifications: 1900s, Popular

Contributed by: Scott Grieb

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