What do I Got Rhythm, So What, Cherokee, Caravan, Somewhere Over The Rainbow, and A Night In Tunisia all have in common? Two things: theyre all popular tunes for jazz musicians to play, and they all have an AABA structure. In this workshop well take a look at several AABA tunes and strategize ways to build a compelling solo over the entire arc of 32 bars (and, at the same time, how not to get lost in the middle of the tune!).
Jazz Fiddle: The AABA Form – Rob Flax