In the sequel to his previous Rhythm Changes Strategies video, Randy goes deep into into using II-Vs and dominant chord strategies. This instalment still focuses on the A section.
Here, Randy explores Tritone substitutions, Dominant chords substitutions, extended cycles and how everything fits together.
The interesting part of this video is how the harmony really opens up with all these dominant chord based strategies. The extended cycle also creates even more movement for solos. For me, even though I’ve explored this before, I never really developed my facility to improvise with these changes like what Randy does.
I love hearing Randy demonstrate the examples. Studying this video helps me see what I can practice next.
All in all, this video is a great continuation of Randy’s previous Rhythm Changes Strategies video. It’s definitely one that I’ll be rewatching to hone on my skills for this important jazz harmonic form.
Pros: Great systematic exploration of Rhythm Changes.
TLDR: Recommended for anyone who has studied Randy’s previous video on this topic.
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