Watch the Fingerstyle Changes online guitar lesson by Sean McGowan from Walking Bass & Comping for Jazz Guitar

Based on Gershwin's standard, "I Got Rhythm", rhythm changes progressions are just as common in jazz as blues progressions. This ├ętude demonstrates how to build intensity in comping by starting out with a simple bassline in two, shifting to a walking four swing feel for the next A section, before adding syncopated chord hits in the bridge. Finally, the last A section features a big band influenced constant structure and blues feel, as in a shout chorus in the style of Wes Montgomery.