II V I jazz guitar chords

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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II-V-I voicings - Exercise 1

II-V-I jazz guitar voicings

  • Bar 1.Fmaj9 (1, 3, 7, 9) diatonic substitute for Dm7.
  • Bar 2.Diminished  7 substitute for G7 (1, b5 , bb7, b3).
  • Bar 3.Second inversion of Cmaj7 (drop2) (3, 7, 1, 5).

II-V-I voicings - Exercise 2

II-V-I jazz guitar chords

  • Bar 1.Drop 2 Dm7 inversion, fifth in the bass (5, 1, b3, b7).
  • Bar 2.Diminished 7 substitutes for G7 (1, b5, bb7, b3).
  • Bar 3.Drop 2 Cmaj7 (1, 5, 7, 3) and its second inversion (3, 7, 1, 5).

II-V-I voicings - Exercise 3

II-V-I jazz guitar voicings

  • Bar 1.Rootless Dm11 third in the bass (b3, b7, b3, 11).
  • Bar 2.G7#5 (7, 3, #5, 1).
  • Bar 3.Rootless Cmaj7 (5, 7, 3, 5).

II-V-I voicings - Exercise 4

II-V-I jazz guitar chords

  • Bar 1.Drop 2 Dm7 inversion, fifth in the bass (5, 1, b3, b7).
  • Bar 2.Two diminished 7 substitutes for G7 (1, b5, bb7, b3).
  • Bar 3.Drop 2 Cmaj7 inversion (3, b7, 1, 5).

II-V-I voicings - Exercise 5

II-V-I jazz guitar voicings

  • Bar 1.Dm9 & Dm7add13.
  • Bar 2.Two diminished 7 substitutes for G7 (1, b5, bb7, b3).
  • Bar 3.Only one  note moves to get from Cmaj7 seventh in the bass (5, 7, 3, 7) and Cmaj13 (5, 7, 3, 13).

PDF eBook - 50 II-V-I - Jazz guitar chords

II-V-I voicings for jazz guitar

This printable PDF eBook will show you how to play over a major II-V-I sequence using rootless, drop 2 and drop 3 chords, inverted voicings, chord substitutions (chromatic and diatonic) with formulas and analysis.

20 pages with 50 exercises, including guitar tabs and standard music notation to practice the most used chord progression in jazz music, the famous II-V-I present in many jazz standards.

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