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3 Hip Rhythm Changes Licks

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Rhythm Changes is an important song form in jazz. It comes from George Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” and many jazz musicians have written contrafacts over those chord changes.

One of the challenging aspects of Rhythm Changes is the A sections, which have fast moving I-vi-ii-V chord progressions. So in today’s video I teach you 3 licks you can play over top of these. Time to practice!

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Eight I-VI-ii-V-I Licks

Brent Vaartstra
Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."


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