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Rhythm Changes – Part 1 – A Section

Hey Jazz Guy, What kinds of things can I play over ‘rhythm changes’? –I Got Nothing in Naperville Dear I Got Nothing, Ahh, Gershwin’s little delight “I Got Rhythm” is one of the most important forms in the jazz idiom. This tune is a gateway drug to the great American songbook and understanding it well […]

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The Blues – Part 2 – Soloing

Hey Jazz Guy.. How can I make my blues soloing more jazzy, to fit the jazz-blues chord changes? –Blue and Bored in Birmingham Dear Blue and Bored, The best way to become accustom to the shift in language is through listening. Particularly by listening to older jazz (bebop and hard-bop) you will get a good […]

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