Monday, September 26, 2011

"Rhythm Changes" - Tunes based on "I Got Rhythm"

#2 on the "IASJ's Top 10" is the harmonic scheme of George Gershwin's "I Got Rhythm."  There are hundreds of tunes based on this chord structure. Below are some lists of tunes with "Rhythm changes."
  1. David Baker's list from his excellent book "How to Learn Tunes"
  2. List of Rhythm tunes in the "Real Book" from Learn Jazz Standards
  3. Long list from Kimberly Stephan
  4. Jamey Aebersold's Rapid-Reference Play-a-Long Song Index (download as Excel spreadsheet or PDF, search for "Rhythm")
  5. List of Charlie Parker's "Rhythm" and blues tunes
  6. "Rhythm Changes" resources on Bob Keller's Jazz Page
  7. List from Saxontheweb  (see comments as well; some tunes listed are NOT Rhythm changes, e.g., "Perdido")
  8. List from MoneyChords 
  9. Bass perspectives on Rhythm variations from John Goldsby

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