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The Rhythm Changes Guide
Consumer/Jazz. Instruction, Jazz Instruction, Rhythm. Softcover. 96 pages. Sher Music Company #220. Published by Sher Music Company (HL.361338).
Item Number: HL.361338
ISBN 9780997661767. 8.5x11.0x0.196 inches.
The most comprehensive guide for rhythm changes ever published, offering a wealth of information for beginners and professionals alike. * Written in the language of the working musician and clearly laid out. * The Rhythm Changes Guide takes the reader from the absolute essentials to advanced improvisational concepts, all supplemented with examples from legendary players. * Includes 20 Etudes in all transpositions with backing tracks by a live NY rhythm section, exploring the rich tradition of Rhythm Changes and its harmonic possibilities * 70 pages of tradition-derived improvisation concepts and exercises, with dozens of examples from legendary players like John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Hank Mobley, Don Byas, Michael Brecker, and many others * Strategies for both diatonic and chromatic improvisation * Features unexplored concepts for improvisation such as Schenkerian theory * Includes 77 harmonic variations that are used by legendary players * Useful for beginners, intermediate-level performers, professionals, and musicians interested in diverse styles such as bebop, hardbop, modern contemporary, etc.