Secret Love

by | Chord Melody

Did you know that some of the greatest jazz standards are originally classic movie themes? To name just a few… “The Way You Look Tonight” (Swing Time / 1936), “Someday My Prince Will Come” (Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs /1937), “As Time Goes By” ( Casablanca /1942), “Stella By Starlight” (The Uninvited /1944), “Days of Wine and Roses” (Same /1962), “My Favorite Things” (The Sound of Music /1965), and the list goes on and on!

In this video I want to introduce you to another lovely but lesser known standard from the 1953 movie, “Calamity Jane”, where it was first performed by Doris Day. Some jazz artists who have recorded it include: John Coltrane & Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Chet Baker, Brad Mehldau, and my favorite version by Jim Hall. It’s called… “Secret Love” !


The “Secret Love” lesson files, can be downloaded for $8.50. The download includes the following files:  PDF with both regular notation and TAB of the arrangement , MP3, a Band in a Box file, as well as a Midi file so you can practice using the free downloadable notation app: “Muse Score”.

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  1. Stephen Swennes

    The band in a box file sounds funny, like 2 bands playing slightly out of time, unless I mute 3 of the tracks.

    • Richie Zellon

      That’s not the file. It’s you’re Band in a Box settings that need to be adjusted. That will always be the case with most files that you haven’t created. Also, if you’re practicing solo guitar you do have to mute all the other channels! If you want to hear a rhythm track, you’ll have to experiment with different real tracks until you find the right combination. Midi tracks don’t always work well in combination with real tracks which are samples played by real musicians.Because they are human, they don’t have 100% perfect time as a midi file generates. This is why you hear that slightly out of time feel.

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