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Solar

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

PUBLISHED: May 18, 2013 • UPDATED: May 18, 2013 • LESSON CODE: UL537 • VISITS: 25

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Solar is a musical composition attributed to Miles Davis on the studio album Walkin' (1954), considered a modern jazz standard. The tune has been played and recorded by many musicians including his former bandmates/collaborators Lee Konitz, Bill Evans, Dave Holland, Keith Jarrett or Jack DeJohnette.

A controversy also exists over authorship of this composition and one current consensus holds that Davis' "Solar" is essentially an earlier song, "Sonny", written by Chuck Wayne.

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

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Solar - Play-along Leadsheet
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Solar - Premium Play-along Track
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The play-along track for the jazz classic Solar.


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Ukulele Fingerboard Chart for C Tuning, Low or High G.


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Standard music notation flash chards for learning the notes in open position for C tuning.

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A handy dandy single sheet chart showing the each voicing of the four, seventh chords Big Six seventh chord voicings.


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