“Donna Lee” is a contrafact melody by Charlie Parker based on the chords of “Back Home in Indiana.”

It has become a standard tune called at jazz jam sessions, and can often be challenging to improvise on due to the blazing fast tempo.

Try this line over the chord changes for the first 4 bars to get you started.

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Happy Practicing!

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