II-V-I

What's a II-V-I chord progression

What's a II-V-I chord progressionThe II-V-I sequence is the most common chord progression used in jazz music but also in a whole number of styles of music as pop, rock, blues, country. This theoretical element is a must know for any guitarist who wants to learn the jazz language because. It is present in a large number of jazz standards (Summertime, Autumn leaves, Blue bossa, All the things you are and many more). The mastery of this harmonic cadence will open up many perspectives in your guitar practice, whether in composition, in improvisation or more in the practical and theoretical learning of your instrument. Notice that this post is focused on major II-V-I cadence

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What are guide tones and how to use them

What are guide tonesWhat are guide tones ? They are the notes in a chord which lead or give harmonic pull toward the next chord, these are an excellent way to study and absorb the sound of any chord progression. Guide tones are used to outline chord progressions in an improvisation. They are most of the time the 3rd and the 7th because this is what determines whether a chord is major, minor, or dominant. 

By working on guide tones you’ll learn how to target important notes in each chord. This jazz guitar lesson explains how to solo over common jazz progressions using and connecting the guide tones.

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Bm7b5 arpeggio and ionian mode | II-V-I sequence | FREE jazz guitar lesson

Here is a new II-V-I jazz guitar lick using a Bm7b5 arpeggio and the ionian mode. This free lesson shows you how to play a Bm7b5 arpeggio over a D minor seventh chord.

Bm7b5 arpeggio jazz guiatr lick 1

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Related lessons with diagrams and fingerings :

Ionian mode

Half diminished arpeggio

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New eBook available | 10 II-V-I jazz guitar licks with tabs.

The II-V-I sequence is surely the most common chord progression played in jazz music and a must know for any guitarist who wants to learn jazz language. It is prese10 II-V-I jazz guitar licks eBook pdfnt in a large number of jazz standards like Blue bossa, Autumn leaves, All the things you are, Summertime and the list goes on. That's why its very important to master this sequence with both chords and melody.

This eBook helps you to understand which scales to play over a II-V-I chord progression. It contains 10 short and easy jazz guitar licks with tabs, analysis, scales charts and 3 different jazz backing tracks to play with. 

 


 

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