Rhythm Changes And Jazz Chords Voicings You Need To Know

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

If you really love jazz guitar, here’s some killer DVDs on jazz: REAL EASY JAZZ GUITAR COURSE 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.

Simple and Important Jazz Chord Lessons

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