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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...

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...

A Rhythm Changes

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

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....

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...

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....

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...

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

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...

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...

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