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Rhythm Changes

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Alrighty then, y'all, another song form you should know cold....here are a basic set of rhythm changes for your swinging pleasure. Incidentally, they are called "rhythm" changes because they are the chords (changes) used in the classic "I Got Rhythm". These changes have been appropriated throughout the history of jazz and used as the basis for improvisation and had multipole other melodies super-imposed over them. (Anthropology and Thriving on a Riff by Charlie Parker, Cottontail, etc)
As always, analyze the chords and play them in all 12 keys.
Rhythm Changes