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All Available Songs

All available songs in one long list. Sorted by title.

All Currently 135 Available Songs

  • A Child is Born

    A jazz ballad. It was written in 1969 by the jazz trumpeter Thad Jones and Alec Wilder and has since become a jazz standard.

  • A Foggy Day

    From the 1937 film A Damsel in Distress and originally titled "A Foggy Day (In London Town)".

  • Ain't Misbehavin

    by "Fats" Waller

  • All Blues

    by Miles Davis

  • All My Loving

    Written by Paul McCartney (credited to Lennon–McCartney) and from the 1963 album With The Beatles.

  • All of Me

    A jazz standard written by Gerald Marks and Seymour Simons in 1931.

  • All The Things You Are

    Written for the 1939 Musical "Very Warm for May".

  • Any Song Will Do

    When any song here can be used for the concepts in the lessons.

  • Autumn Leaves

    Originally it was a 1945 French song "Les Feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves").

  • Beer Barrel Polka

    Also known as Roll Out the Barrel, is a song which became popular worldwide during World War II.

  • Bingo

    Also known as "Bingo Was His Name-O" and "There Was a Farmer Who Had a Dog."

  • Black Orpheus

    A Boss Nova standard from the 1959 film, Orfeu Negro made in Brazil by French director Marcel Camus and starring Marpessa Dawn.

  • Blue Bossa

    Blue Bossa is one of the easier songs that beginning jazz players tackle.

  • Blue Skies

    Written by Irving Berlin in 1926 as a last minute addition to the Rodgers and Hart musical, Betsy.

  • Blues in G

    A basic / standard I, IV, V blues in the key of G major.

  • Bluesette

    A Jazz Waltz in the standard jazz repertoire.

  • Brown Eyed Girl

    Written and recorded in 1967 by Van Morrison and produced by Bang Records chief Bert Berns, it was first released in May 1967.

  • Call Me

    A Tony Hatch composition first recorded by Petula Clark.

  • Classical Gas

    Composed and originally performed by Mason Williams with instrumental backing by members of the Wrecking Crew.

  • Crazy

    Composed by Willie Nelson.

  • Cute

    By Neal Hefti an American jazz trumpeter, composer, tune writer, and arranger. Best known for the theme music for the Batman tel

  • Danny Boy

    Ballad written by Frederic Weatherly and usually set to the tune of the "Londonderry Air".

  • Days Of Wine And Roses


  • Desafinado

    By Antônio Carlos Jobim with lyrics (in Portuguese) by Newton Mendonça.

  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore

    A jazz standard with music by Duke Ellington and lyrics by Bob Russell.

  • Donna Lee

    A bebop jazz standard attributed to Charlie Parker.

  • Eleanor Rigby

    By The Beatles, originally released on the 1966 album Revolver.

  • Embraceable You

    A popular jazz song, with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin.

  • Every Breath You Take

    Written by Sting, the single was the biggest hit of 1983, topping the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for eight weeks.

  • Feliz Navidad

    A Christmas song written in 1970 by the Puerto Rican singer-songwriter José Feliciano.

  • Finding Love

    Original song by Curt Sheller.

  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue

    An American popular song that achieved its greatest popularity in the 1920s.

  • Fly Me to the Moon

    A popular standard song written by Bart Howard in 1954.

  • Fm Blues


  • Georgia

    Georgia On My Mind

  • Giant Steps

    By John Coltrane, first appearing as the first track on the album of the same name (1960).

  • Girl From Ipanema

    The Girl from Ipanema (Garota de Ipanema) is an essential jazz standard that every jazz musician should know.

  • God Bless This Child

    Written by Billie Holiday and Arthur Herzog Jr. in 1939.

  • Happy Birthday

    Happy Birthday is now in the Public Domain.

  • Happy Together

    by Garry Bonner and Alan Gordon

  • Have You Meet Miss Jones


  • Heat Wave

    Made popular by Motown girl group Martha and the Vandellas.

  • Hello Dolly, Mame, Cabaret Medley


  • Here's that Rainy Day

    Popular song with music by Jimmy Van Heusen and lyrics by Johnny Burke, published in 1953.

  • Hey, Good Lookin

    By Hank Williams as a variation of a song of the same name, similar lyrics, and similar melody written by Cole Porter in 1942.

  • Hide Away

    King Blues Blues Classic

  • How High the Moon

    A jazz standard with lyrics by Nancy Hamilton and music by Morgan Lewis.

  • How Insensitive

    A bossa nova jazz standard composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim, loosely based on Frédéric Chopin's Prelude No.4.

  • I'll Remember April

    Published in 1942 and written by Gene de Paul with the lyrics by Patricia Johnston and Don Raye

  • I'm A Believer

  • Inspector Gadget

    Composed by Shuki Levy & Haim Saban

  • Irish Washerwoman

    A traditional Irish jig.

  • Jordu


  • Joy Spring

    A bebop standard by Clifford Brown.

  • Just the Way Your Are

    The classic Billy Joel song.

  • Kelle Belle

    An original jazz blues by Curt Sheller.

  • Lady Is A Tramp


  • Light My Fire

    A song by The Doors which was recorded in August 1966 and released the first week of January 1967.

  • London Bridge

    London Bridge Is Falling Dowm, also known as My Fair Lady.

  • Lullaby of Birdland

    By George Shearing and lyrics by George David Weiss under the pseudonym "B. Y. Forster"

  • Maui Hawai'ian Sup'pa Man

    This song immortalizes Maui, the mischievous demi-god and the great hero of Polynesian/Hawaiian folklore in song.

  • Mele Kalikimaka

    A Classic Hawai'ian Christmas Song from 1949.

  • Michelle


  • Midnight Cafe

    An original song by Curt Sheller from his 2002 Midnight at the Jazz Cafe CD.

  • Misty

    A jazz standard written in 1954 by the pianist Erroll Garner.

  • Moanin

    A composition by Bobby Timmons, first recorded by Art Blakey's band on the 1958 album of the same title.

  • Moon River

    Composed by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Henry Mancini (music) in 1961.

  • Moondance

    Title song on Van Morrison's 1970 album Moondance.

  • Moonlight In Vermont

    The lyrics are also unconventional in that each verse (not counting the bridge) is a haiku.

  • Moonlight Serenade


  • My Favorite Things

    From the 1959 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music.

  • My Funny Valentine

    A show tune from the 1937 Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart musical Babes in Arms.

  • Norwegian Wood

    Written mainly by John Lennon and credited to the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership.

  • Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da

    Credited to Lennon–McCartney, but written by Paul McCartney.

  • Oh! Susanna

    The song was introduced by a local quintette at a concert in Andrews' Eagle Ice Cream Saloon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Old MacDonald Had a Farm

    A children's song and nursery rhymem.

  • On Broadway

    Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil in collaboration with the team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller.

  • On Green Dolphin Street

    Originally entitled "Green Dolphin Street" is a 1947 popular song composed by Bronisław Kaper with lyrics by Ned Washington.

  • Pink Panther

    An instrumental composition by Henry Mancini written as the theme for the 1963 film The Pink Panther.

  • Pony Express

    An orginal, bluegrass inspired song by Curt Sheller.

  • QuickStart Aeolian Playalong Tracks

    Aeolian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

  • QuickStart Blues Playalong Tracks

    QuickStart Blues - Minor Pentatonic Play-along Tracks

  • QuickStart Dorian Playalong Tracks

    Dorian play-along tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

  • QuickStart Ionian Playalong Tracks

    Ionian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

  • QuickStart Mixolydian Playalong Tracks

    Mixolydian Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

  • QuickStart Pentatonic Playalong Tracks

    Pentatonic Play-along Tracks from the QuickStart Chord Progressions for Lead Guitar

  • Red River Valley

    A folk song and cowboy music standard of controversial origins that has gone by different names.

  • Road Song

    By guitarist Wes Montgomery, released in 1968. It reached number one on the Billboard Jazz album chart.

  • Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

    By Johnny Marks and recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 on Decca.

  • Row, Row, Row Your Boat

    An English language nursery rhyme, and a popular children's song

  • Sailors Hornpipe

    Also known as The College Hornpipe and Jack's the Lad is a traditional hornpipe melody.

  • Satin Doll

    A 1953 song by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.

  • Scrapple The Apple


  • Shadow of Your Smile


  • Shiny Stockings

    By Frank Foster.

  • Silent Night

    Composed in 1818 by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr in the small town of Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria.

  • Soft Winds


  • Solar

    The first two measures of this song adorn Miles Davis' tombstone in Woodlawn Cemetery.

  • Someday My Prince Will Come

    From Walt Disney's 1937 animated movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.

  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow

    Over the Rainbow (often referred to as "Somewhere Over the Rainbow) is a classic ballad song with music by Harold Arlen.

  • Spain

    A modern jazz standard by Chick Corea.

  • Spanish Eyes

    Originally titles Moon Over Naples.

  • St. James Infirmary Blues

    Am American blues song of uncertain origin, made famous by Louis Armstrong in his 1928 recording,

  • St. Thomas

    The most recognizable instrumental in the repertoire of American jazz tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins.

  • Stairway to Heaven

    From Led Zeppelin IV.

  • Star Spangled Banner

    The national anthem of the United States of America.

  • Summer Samba

    Also known as So Nice or its original Portuguese title, "Samba de Verão".

  • Summers Dawn

    From How About More Uke by Curt Sheller

  • Summertime

    Form the 1935 opera Porgy and Bess by George Gershwin

  • Sunny

    BMI rates "Sunny" number 25 in its "Top 100 songs of the century".

  • Super Mario Bros - Main Theme

    Main Theme to Super Mario Bros is a 1985 platform video game developed by Nintendo.

  • Super Mario Bros - Underwater Theme

    Theme to Super Mario Bros is a 1985 platform video game developed by Nintendo.

  • Super Mario Bros - Underworld Theme

    Theme to Super Mario Bros is a 1985 platform video game developed by Nintendo.

  • Surf

    Mainly a 1 6 4 5 chord progression like a lot of songs written in the fifties.

  • Sway

    The English version of ¿Quién será?, a 1953 mambo song by Mexican composer and bandleader Pablo Beltrán Ruiz.

  • Take Five

    Written by Paul Desmond and performed by The Dave Brubeck Quartet on their 1959 album Time Out.

  • Take the A Train

    Arguably the most famous of the many compositions to emerge from the collaboration of Ellington and Strayhorn.

  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight

    Also known as "Wimoweh", "Wimba Way" or "Awimbawe", is a song written and recorded originally by Solomon Linda.

  • There Will Never Be Another You

    The song was published in 1942, and is one of the most widely known and performed standards of the jazz repertoire.

  • This Land - Handwritten Melody and Chord Leadsheet

    This Land is Your Land

  • This Old Man

    An English language children's song, counting and nursery rhyme.

  • This Train

    This Train is Bound for Glory

  • Three Blind Mice

    An English nursery rhyme and musical round.

  • Tweaking the Daily Ukulele a.k.a, the Yellow Book

    The Yellow book changes.

  • Walk Don't Run

    A rock'n'roll instrumental composition written and first performed by jazz guitarist Johnny Smith in 1955.

  • Wave

    By Antonio Carlos Jobim. Recorded as an instrumental on Jobim's 1967 album of the same name.

  • West Coast Blues

    A jazz classic by the last jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery.

  • What What Happens

    Written by Michel Jean Legrand (born 24 February 1932) is a French musical composer, arranger, conductor, and pianist.

  • What's New?

    A 1939 popular song composed by Bob Haggart, with lyrics by Johnny Burke.

  • When Sunny Gets Blue

    A jazz standard written by Marvin Fisher and Jack Segal/

  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps

    Written by George Harrison of The Beatles for their double album The Beatles (also known as The White Album)

  • Witchcraft

    By Cy Coleman with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh. Released as a single by Frank Sinatra, and reached number twenty in the US.

  • Yesterday

    Recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help.

  • You Are The Sunshine of My Life

    1973 R&B pop single released by Stevie Wonder.

  • You Send Me

    By American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke, released on September 7, 1957 by Keen Records.

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