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Rhythm Changes

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

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

Dexterity

"Dexterity" is a bebop tune written by the great alto saxophonist Charlie Parker. Dexterity is based on "I Got Rhythm" changes in Bb. It's always good to have a handful of...

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

Cotton Tail

"Cotton Tail" is a tune written by the great American composer and pianist Duke Ellington. This song, written in 1940, is based off of the same chord changes as in George Gershwin's...

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

A Rhythm Changes

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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