Blues for Alice
"Blues for Alice" is a 1951 jazz standard, composed by Charlie Parker. The standard is noted for its rapid bebop blues-style chord voicings and complex harmonic scheme which is a fine example of what is known as "Bird Blues". It is written in the key of F major and usually begins with a F major seventh or F sixth chord.
|Fmaj7||Eø A7(♭9)||Dm7 G7||Cm7 F7|
|B♭7||B♭m7 E♭7||Am7 D7||A♭m7 D♭7|
|Gm7||C7||Am7 D7||Gm7 C7|
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