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Rhythm Changes

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

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I Got Rhythm

"I Got Rhythm" is a composition by iconic composer George Gershwin. His brother, Ira Gershwin with whom he often collaborated with, wrote the lyrics. It was originally written as a slow...

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...

Oleo

"Oleo" is a tune written by the great tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins. It is one of the most popular Rhythm Changes tunes and is important to know. It's a standard 32 bar...

Anthropology

"Anthropology" was tune written by Charlie Parker. It is a bebop head based on the chord changes of George Gershwin's tune "I Got Rhythm".   There are MANY other tunes that use the same chord progression....

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...

Lester Leaps In

Lester Leaps In was written by Lester Young for Count Basie's Kansas City Seven in 1939. This is a Rhythm Changes tune, a popular head for jam session use considering the...

C Rhythm Changes

C is one of the most common keys in jazz, and practicing C Rhythm Changes will help you with all of the other tunes in the key of C. Practice another key

Rhythm-A-Ning

Rhythm-A-Ning was written by the great pianist Thelonious Monk. It was first recorded on "Mulligan Meets Monk" in 1957 and Monk continued to release it on multiple other recordings. This tune is...

A Rhythm Changes

This is A Rhythm Changes, an uncommon key to play, but a great exercise for improvisation. Practice another key

Moose the Mooche

Moose the Mooche was written by the bebop pioneer Charlie Parker. The composition was written shortly after Dizzy Gillespie left him to return to New York during a tour in Los...

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