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Jazz Boot Camp: The Evolution of the “Rhythm” Changes


Finally Fig. 4 is a ridiculously busy and challenging Freddie Green-inspired variation that uses substitution, chord inversions (chords with non-root notes in the bass), and chromatic passing-tone chords to put a different chord on every downbeat.

I should point out that neither the late, great Freddie or any other experienced guitarist would ever play this many chords to accompany another guitarist, soloist, or singer. It's just too busy-but it sure sounds great in a music store!

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