First Notes: C and G
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D E and F (coming soon)
Avalon 1st A section (coming soon)
Notes below the staff: B A and G (coming soon)
Notes above the 2nd line: A B and C (coming soon)
Avalon example #1 (Malo Mazurié (France) – trumpet)
Avalon example #2: Donald Byrd, trumpet (tpt solo starts 4:03)
Avalon example #3 (The Original): Al Jolson, 1920
If a melody you're learning has lyrics, learning them will not only help you remember the melody, it'll help you to play it better and not get lost as easily. Check out the original below, sung by one of the writers, Al Jolson. This version starts with the verse. The chorus, which is often the only part that is played in the jazz standard (the melody from the book) begins at 0:36. Learn more about Avalon.