The Rhythm Changes Guide

Paperback Book

Paperback Book






Product Code: RCG

by Lukas Gabric

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.

  • Audio Samples
    Common Ground (easy)

    Express Train (medium)

    The Patron (advanced)