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Rhythm Changes

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

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...

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

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....

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...

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

G Rhythm Changes

This is G Rhythm Changes. G is not a common key for Rhythm Changes, however it is common in jazz repertoire. Practicing Rhythm Changes in this key will help open up...

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

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

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