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Tutorials tagged: “Rhythm changes”

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  • Bebop figure 1 →

    A 16th-note bebop phrase that works over a number of different chord types.

    Bebop figure 1 (works over major 7th, minor 7th, dominant 7th and Phrygian chords) • Variation 1 (minor sixth and half diminished chords) • Variation 2 (altering the figure) • A variation that works over diminished 7th chords • Exercise: putting it into practice in a tune (rhythm changes)

  • Playing outside the changes →

    Playing ‘outside’ or ‘outside the changes’ is a cool sound that builds tension and adds additional interest and excitement to your soloing.

    Example 1. Jungle/drum and bass • 2. Chilled Latin • 3. Straight-ahead bebop • Jungle/DnB and chilled Latin backing tracks to jam along to • Exercise 1. Jungle, minor 3rds ascending • 2. Medium swing, major 2nds descending

  • Mining Bud Powell: an applied analysis →

    This tutorial takes eight bars from Bud Powell’s solo on ‘Oblivion’ from The Genius of Bud Powell and works with it in different keys, at different tempos, and in different contexts.

    Transposing a few bars of Bud’s solo from E flat major to G major: how I think when transposing, in terms of key, chord progression, and scale degrees • Transposing just a single phrase • Taking phrases and using them in other contexts: in another jazz standard, over a rhythm changes bridge, and in a contemporary jazz context