Lesson #19: Rhythm Changes Solo

In this lesson I transcribe and analyze a solo on the changes for “I got Rhythm.”

The PDF for this lesson can be found here.

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  1. Tony, I know this sounds too simple to require serious thought, but why not play the head to a few tunes that are based on rhythm changes—-crazyology,etc. That way students can better APPLY your excellent solo. They can appreciate to a greater degree the connection between your improvised solo and the head of a tune. True, for the more advanced students this is not necessary but for a large percentage of your students, this would open their eyes. If students see you play the head to a rhythm tune or two, I think it would help them. Please keep up the great work you`re doing. Tom Burke

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