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Jazz Sax Lessons: Advanced Soloing: Rhythm Changes

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[MUSIC]
Okay.
So no jazz school would be complete
without some rhythm changes.
And so to make sure my jazz school for
you is complete.
Here we go.
We've got some rhythm changes.
I Got Rhythm is the original tune
that these changes were from and
as I'm sure you know by now,
this is the harmonic background for
a kazillion jazz standards that have
been written and continue to be written.
The key that I have for
you here on the charts that you've got in
the pdfs and the track is concert B flat.
So it's G classic key for alto and
C classic key for tenor and soprano too.
There's nothing in here that
we haven't seen before,
you know it's just that
it's a little bit faster.
[LAUGH] The chords go by fast.
So whenever you're confronted with
any tune that's a little bit faster,
it really is just a matter of trying
to maybe thin out a little bit.
You don't have to play every
single cord as it goes by.
At that point it becomes subjective.
It becomes like you have to
trust your musical judgement and
decide what sounds right.
More power to you.
If you're hearing a line that is
rocking through every chord, go for it.
But it's not like you've
got to be a machine gun and
play through the entire tune just like
nothing but a string of eighth notes or
16th notes or whatever and
just blast your way through.
It's all about being melodic no matter
how fast or how slow you're playing so
you can still be melodic even though
it's an up tempo bebop tune so.
Have at it, the track I've provided for
you has four choruses so
you've got plenty of room to stretch.
And yeah have fun,
this is one of the classics,
playing blues and playing rhythm changes,
if you got those two under your belt,
you'll be in great shape for
most gigs, jam sessions, whatever.
And if you can,
if you're inclined like all the rest,
please send me a video
exchange of you playing and
if you're having any issues
harmonically or articulation wise, or
stuck in anyway, you know let me know and
I'll be able to help you out.
All right.
Here comes I Got Rhythm.
[MUSIC]