Expanding Your Rhythm Changes Repertoire


Course Description

Have you ever been on the band stand and want to call a rhythm changes tune, but feel like you always play the same two or three heads? Have you ever been on a gig and a rhythm changes tune gets called in a key you’re not familiar with? Want to expand your rhythm changes repertoire and get new ideas on how to improvise over the changes? If your answer is yes, then this is the class for you. We’ll be covering several standard rhythm changes heads such as Oleo, Anthropology, Rhythm-a-ning, and many others. We’ll be learning the melodies in multiple tempos, and exploring different ways to improvise from using basic language up to more advanced approaches. And the end of the session, you’ll have a larger catalog of rhythm changes melodies to play on gigs, a more complete understanding of improvising over the chord changes, and much more.