Play the Changes and Learn Some Bebop
The goal of this lesson is to help you improve the way you improvise over a chord progression like the rhythm changes with many chords and lots of movement. The exercises in the lesson serve to let you play them and hear how the melodies flow. Another thing you can use them for is to see them as examples of compositions where you can write your own similar compositions and, in that way, build a larger vocabulary.
Working on this type of progression will make all other moving progressions a lot easier to improvise over as well, so it is a great place to build that skill.
The first part of this Article is on the basic material and the 2nd half is on how it is used and some exercises to play and study.
Is this for you?
This lesson is for you if you are already starting to play jazz and want to get more comfortable playing longer 8th note lines and delve into bebop language. It is a lesson that requires you to do some work your self in practicing and composing lines, but also gives you some good examples of forward moving melodies. It works as a great companion to my Target notes lesson in the WebStore which is also on rhythm changes.
- 5 Solo examples/Etudes
- Full Chorus Solo
- Ebook with Analysis
- Video performances
- Transcription PDF/GuitarPro
- Performance mp3s
- Backing track mp3