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Eb Rhythm Changes

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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 will make tunes in this key easy to play

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Camden Hughes
Camden is a working jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist, and music educator currently living near Boise, ID. He teaches music at the Idaho Arts Charter School, and is the jazz adjunct professor at Northwest Nazarene University. Check out his music at


  1. The Rhythm changes aren't really being played correctly here. In the AABA the 2nd A should resolve back to Eb, not simply set up a ii-V to Eb and end on the Bb7. In this version, there is no tonal resolution before going into the bridge, so the contrast of the modulation is lost, and melodic ideas implying the tonic (Eb in this case) end up creating what is effectively a dom. sus13 chord. Take a close listen. The transition into the B section is not correct.

    Also, I'd like to point out that your chart here is correct:

    but that is not what is being played on this playalong. I have not checked the other keys' play-alongs, but beware.


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