Learn Jazz standards part 3: Tunes in 3/4 time

Learn Jazz standards part 3:
Tunes in 3/4 time

I’m guessing that as you learn jazz standards most of your repertoire is in 4/4 time. However, 3/4 is just as important and fun to play. This time I’ve also given you the structure (form) of each tune.

If you just want to start learning jazz standards and want to choose a couple, I’d start with Some Day My Prince Will Come and Bluesette.

So here are 12 tunes in walz time to add to your jazz repertoire.

Tunes in 3/4 time

Alice In Wonderland

Composer: Sammy Fain

Form: AB

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Black Narcissus

Composer: Joe Henderson

Form: AB

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Bluesette

Composer: Jean Thielemans

Form: AAB

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Emily

Composer: Johnny Mandel

Form: ABAC

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Falling In Love With Love

Composer: Richard Rodgers

Form: AAB

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Footprints

Composer: Wayne Shorter

Form: AB

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Juju

Composer: Wayne Shorter

Form: ABC

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Moon River

Composer: Henry Mancini

Form: ABC

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Some Day My Prince Will Come

Composer: Frank Churchill

Form: ABC

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The Jitterbug Waltz

Composer: Fats Waller

Form: AB

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Up Jumped Spring

Composer: Freddy Hubbard

Form: AABA

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Valse Hot

Composer: Sonny Rollins

Form: AB

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Fats Waller playing jazz standards
Fats Waller

You can find the complete list of jazz repertoire in book 3 of Learn Jazz Piano

Juju

Composer: Wayne Shorter

Form: ABC

Moon River

Composer: Henry Mancini

Form: ABC

Some Day My Prince Will Come

Composer: Frank Churchill

Form: ABC

The Jitterbug Waltz

Composer: Fats Waller

Form: AB

Up Jumped Spring

Composer: Freddy Hubbard

Form: AABA

Valse Hot

Composer: Sonny Rollins

Form: AB

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