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Hey jazz guys...rhythm changes question

mojazzmo

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What chord do you usually play as the second chord in bar 6? Take a Bb progression and in bar 6 do you play Ebmaj7 - Ebmin7 or E dim7?
What's the most common etc...

Thanks.
 

jb70

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without getting too crazy, you could do:

Eb maj7 - Eb min 7
Eb7 - Eb min 7
Eb maj 7 - E dim 7
Eb7 - E dim 7
Eb maj 7 - Ab7
Eb7 - Ab7
Eb min 7 - Ab7
 

Flyin' Brian

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E dim or Ebm6 or Ebm7.

But then again I generally wouldn't play Bb-Gm7-Cm7-F9 through the rest of the changes either. Sometimes I'd play Dm7-Db9-Cm7-B9 (Cb9). Or Bb-Db9-Gb13-F13.

Depends on what other instruments are playing. Sometimes it would be 2 or 3 note partials.
 

JonR

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I've seen both Ebm and Edim7, probably about equally. It depends on what line you want through the chords. Edim7 gives you a rising bass line in bars 5-6: Bb-D-Eb-E (and then to F on the next Bb). Ebm gives a descending line, usually in a higher voice: Bb-Ab-G-Gb (leading to F from the other direction of course).

Ab7 is rarer, and would be a sub for Ebm. (bVII is quite a common sub for a minor iv, but I've not seen it much in rhythm changes. Sounds good, mind.)
 

Lucidology

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I listen to what the leader does and follow that. Sideman ethics, baby...
Got dat right …
It's been a long time though since I've done any kind of gig that involves rhythm changes … lol
Years actually … :)
 






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