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Jazz Standards for Solo Guitar: "Misty"

Updated on April 3, 2010

An easy but effective ballad

This one is must-know jazz standard by Errol Garner called "Misty". It's one of the first arrangements I made for solo guitar, a few years back. It's not that difficult to play, but it's still one of my favorite songs to play because it just sounds so damn good (credits to E. Garner of course).

As usual I've put up a video of the enlarged sheet music for you to be able to hear it and hopefully play it more easily.

Also, please take a second to "visit" (a.k.a. click a couple of times) the ads on the site, they help me put more transcriptions and exercises like these up for you to play!!




"Misty" Arranged for Solo Guitar by R. Seymour Cole

"Misty" -- performed by R. Seymour Cole

Other Jazz Standard Arrangements for Solo Guitar

Check out my other jazz standard arrangements for solo guitar:

You Took Advantage of Me

Dream A Little Dream of Me

Autumn Leaves

Don't Blame Me



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      Rodger Clemons 6 months ago

      Love your arrangements, Raun! Concise, to the point, room to work. You have some very nice ideas, thank you so very much for sharing them with all of us. I too would love to have the high resolution version. Thanks, again! Add Your Comment...

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      vanarieleyen 18 months ago

      This is one of the best arrangements I have ever found:-) I would love to play it but as the others also mentioned it is a torture for my eyes..

      Could you please send me a better version?

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      Denis McNulty 19 months ago

      Hi, Great arrangements. Would you please send me the High Res tab of "Don't Blame Me"?

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      Marco 3 years ago

      Hello, your version of Misty is simply perfect, but it's hard to read due to the low res. Could you please send me the pdf? Thankyou in advance!

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      Jamie 3 years ago

      Love your work! Would you mind sending me a pdf version of the sheet music for this and Autumn Leaves?

      Thanks :)

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      Zackary 5 years ago

      Hi Raun,

      Thank you for posting this. I am really in love with this version of Misty.

      I just have a favor to ask you if you don't mind. I am very new to guitar but wanted to play this song very badly but I don't really understand the sheets that you put.

      I could read the chords, but then all the other notes with numbers I don't know how to read them....

      Do you happen to have a guitar pro version or six strings version sheet available? or could you teach me a little bit on how to read the numbering on your sheet? thanks.

      My email is

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      AMADOR 5 years ago

      hello! could you bring me the sheets of all the songs that you use fingerstyle, in high qualite please.

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      ravas38 5 years ago

      I just loved your arrangements of all 5 song you posted. I am trying to learn the method of solo jazz guitar. Would it be to much to ask for the 5 songs in High Res Version to my e-mail address? thanks

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      Mike 5 years ago

      Hello, thak to you it's Great! Please, do you have Take five and Summertimes? Thank

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      amedeo1993 5 years ago

      Would love a hi-res version of this if possible.

      if nit thanks anyway Great Post!!!

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      Lovely arrangement. I am just getting into solo Jazz chord melodies, and am a journalist for a number of guitar mags. However, like most modern players, and know only TAB.

      I wish you people of talent would PLEASE do tab versions of your wonderful pieces. I want to use these piece as an entry into jazz chord melodies, but I can't learn formal notation, and its not natural to me or the last three generations,

      Please please give us a tab version of this, It would mean so much and take so little. Thanks

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      RaunSeymourCole 6 years ago from Illinois, USA

      it's possible James, in a lot of passages i had to choose one of several variations, sometimes the rythm, the exact arpeggio, etc. I might have edited the sheet music after I recorded the audio. Feel free to not play it exactly as the arrangement by the way, in fact I would encourage you all to vary it up, once you have the chord shape, try out different variations, go crazy with it. It ain't jazz if you're just trying to play the exact same thing every time. Like I said, only one possibility is written down for each passage, and it's a great practice and theory-learning tool, but don't hold these as written in stone. Thanks for pointing out though.

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      James 6 years ago

      I heard your playing Misty ,there is a little bit different from arrangement

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      Bill 6 years ago

      Very nice; would you mind sending me the high res. too


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      Luke 6 years ago

      Hi there, beautiful composition - would you mind sending me the high res thanks

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      Henry E Kydd 6 years ago

      Could you send me the high res version of Misty, I would really be grateful.

      My email address is

      Thank you

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      gr8rg00d 6 years ago from Maryland

      I am working on autumn leaves and this one by mama cass - dream a little dream of me. I am inspired. Thanks,

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      Vinny 7 years ago

      my email is thanks for the post!!

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      RaunSeymourCole 7 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Vinny send me your email address and I will send you high-res versions. There's a maximum file size I can post here.

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      Vinny 7 years ago

      The music couldve been made suitable for being printed. At this point, when printed, it comes out small and blurry.

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      RaunSeymourCole 7 years ago from Illinois, USA

      Thanks Getmyback! By the way anyone, feel free to comment on how I could make these better!

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      getmyback 7 years ago

      Thank you

      going to play around a bit

      lovely idea for a hub

      at least for us musicians