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II-V-I voicings for jazz guitar

        

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Jazz guitar chord voicings - II-V-I progression - 5 Exercises

II V I jazz guitar chordsYou will find on this page 5 exercises to learn to play different jazz guitar chord voicings over the most used chord progression in jazz, the famous II-V-I sequence.

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New eBook available | 50 exercises for jazz guitar | II-V-I voicings

II-V-I voicings for jazz guitarA new eBook is available for download. It contains 50 exercises with guitar tabs and standard music notation that will show you how to use different types of voicings over a II-V-I progression. This PDF eBook will help you to understand how the main jazz guitar chords are built (minor 7, major 7, dominant 7, diminished 7, half-diminished, augmented, 7b5, drop 2, drop 3, inverted, altered, extended and rootless chords) and how to apply chord substitutions (diatonic sub, tritone sub and diminished substitutions).

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Minor pentatonic scales and II-Valt-I sequence - 5 jazz guitar licks

5 II V I altered jazz guitar licks and minor pentatonicIn this lesson we will see how to use the minor pentatonic scale over a II-Valt-I sequence. The principle is simple, it consists to play three minor pentatonic scales spaced apart of 1 semitone one from the other. This way you will bring out interesting colors to your jazz lines.

  • II chord: Play the minor pentatonic starting on the 5th degree of the II chord. This way you will highlight the fifth (5), the minor seventh (b7), the root (R), the ninth (9) and the eleventh (11) of the minor II chord. (Exemple for Cm7 play G- pentatonic).
  • V chord : Play the minor pentatonic scale up a half step starting on the #9 of the V7alt chord (Ab-pentatonic over F7alt for example). Therefore, you will play the main altered tones of the V7alt namely #9, #11, b13, b7, b9.
  • I chord : Play the minor pentatonic up a half step again starting on the 7th of the I maj7#11 (Example with A minor penta for Bbmaj7#11). Thus giving the 7, 9, 3, #11 and the thirteenth of the I chord. 

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New video - Jazz guitar comping rhythm lesson & chord study.

A new video has been uploaded on the youtube channel. Jazz guitar comping rhythm lesson & chord study with diagrams.
 

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Sookie sookie - Grant Green - Transcription

Here is a free transcription of the famous soul-jazz tune "Sookie sookie" by Grant Green. 

Sookie sookie - Grant Green - Transcription

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III VI II V sequence - 5 Jazz guitar licks - Jazz lesson

A new free video is available on the youtube channel. It 's about 5 jazz guitar lines to play over a III VI II V sequence, a common progression found in jazz.

 

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