Rhythm Changes

Compositions based on Gershwin's I Got Rhythm. One of the most common forms in jazz music.

Eternal Triangle

Eternal Triangle was written by saxophonist Sonny Stitt. This song was featured on trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie's 1957 record Sonny Side Up. The recording features Stitt and his contemporary tenor giant Sonny...

Steeplechase

Steeplechase was written by Charlie Parker. It is a melody written over a 32 bar "Rhythm Changes", with a slight alteration: The A sections do not go to the IV chord....

D Rhythm Changes

This is Rhythm Changes in the key of D. Playing Rhythm Changes in uncommon keys will help open up your instrument and your improvising abilities. Practice another key

Eb Rhythm Changes

This is Eb Rhythm Changes. Eb is not a common key for Rhythm Changes, however it is a common key in jazz repertoire. Mastering how to play these changes in Eb...

E Rhythm Changes

E Rhythm Changes is not a common key for this form, however being able to navigate these changes in this key will help improve your ears and improvising chops. Practice another key

F Rhythm Changes

This is F Rhythm Changes. While not as common as Bb, this key hosts some great compositions such as Dizzy Gillespie's Salt Peanuts and Dexter Gordon's Apple Jump. Practice another key

Gb Rhythm Changes

This is Rhythm Changes in Gb. This key is great to practice, and will help open up your ears to these changes. Practice another key

Ab Rhythm Changes

This is Ab Rhythm Changes. It is an uncommon key for Rhythm Changes, however, practicing in this key will help train your ear to hear these changes better. Dizzy Gillespie's Dizzy...

Bb Rhythm Changes

Bb Rhythm Changes is the most common key. This key was utilized for many of Charlie Parker's bebop heads such as, Anthropology, and Dexterity. Other classic Rhythm Changes in Bb include, Oleo...

B Rhythm Changes

Rhythm changes in B is not commonly played.  However, practicing in B will help you hear these changes better and improve your improvisation on Rhythm Changes. Practice another key

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