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Rhythm changes and Oleo special devices

Rhythm changes and Oleo special devices

Rhythm changes consist of the chord changes under the tune “I Got Rhythm” and many tunes have been written over them by jazz musicians.

We look at the Sonny Rollins tune “Oleo” and consider playing the tune using the special devices of ornamentation and “double octaves”.

Click here for a playalong for “Oleo”. You can download the list referenced in the video, as well as “Oleo” and the “Oleo” analysis, in PDF format at the bottom of this step.

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