II V I jazz guitar chords

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

II V I jazz guitar chordsYou will find in 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.

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).

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

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