Rhythm changes and jazz chords voicings

Hey guys!

In this guitar lesson, Jon MacLennan will teach you a cool jazz chord progression
called Rhythm changes. Hope you like it!!!

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Hey, how’s it going everybody?
My name is John McClennan and I’m here
today with guitarcontrol.com, bringing
you this video blog lesson. And today
we’re looking at rhythm changes. And I
think regardless of the styles of music
that you’re into or you like to play,
rhythm changes is a really great study
and something that you’ll use.

So let’s talk about just going through
some basic voicings over the A section
of rhythm changes. And here’s some real
stock sort of sounds you might here within
the jazz idiom and you’re going to want to
know all these chord voicings.

Here we’re going to start on the 6th fret
on a B flat major 7; 6, 7, 7, 6. Here’s our
first chord, then we’re going to jump down
to a G minor 7, which is 3rd fret, 3rd fret,
3rd fret, 3rd fret, and I just use my second
finger and I barre that. Take that same shape
and move it up here to C minor on the 8th fret.
And then I go to the F9, which this is a very
typical sort of jazz voicing for what’s called
a 2-5.

And then I’m going to move that up a whole step
and do the same exact thing, and then back down.
And then this F9 is going to become F minor 7
to a B flat 13, which will be 6, 6, 7, 8 to an
E flat major 7, to an A flat 13 and then back up
for our turnaround which is a D minor 7, G9,
C minor 7, F9, resolving back to B flat major 7.
You can start the next section of the tune.
But basically you’ve got…

Now, there are a ton of variations that you can
do on rhythm changes, but this would be just a
good sort of stock, home base to start with.
So be sure to click the link below for the tabs
and we’ll see you in the next video.
Thanks so much for watching.


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