Man... I've been playing in Jazz Combos for over fifty years, hearing all those tunes, (we call standards) Listening to all those bass lines of songs, keeping rhythm. But I never understood the reason, for all the changes, until I bought this book from Duane Shinn "Piano Chords & Progressions:"
Now I understand just how important a I, IV, V chord progression is!
It is used in playing Blues, all the time!!!
I've been playing those progressions all this time and did not realize how music was structured?
Duane Shinns' book makes it very easy to understand why music sounds the way it does and how you move from one key to another. Even though I don't read music while playing drums, I have been known as a musical drummer, because I listen to where the sidemen are going with a song and anticipate where changes are made. This book explains that!
As a mater of fact, since reading and using this book, I can now sit in on piano and play blues and a few songs. People think I can play piano too. This is a great book! Thanks Duane Shinn...