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Jazz Basics, 2-5-1 Minor.
Another subject that I haven't
really been addressing in the past
here on this site is the 2-5-1
progression in minor instead of major.
And, for instance,
if we got the key of C minor.
The two chord would be D minor 7 flat 5.
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The five chord would be G7.
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And the minor chord would be C minor,
or C minor 7.
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And the G7 of course
would be like, flat 9,
or sharp 5, or sharp 9.
Alt, altered chord.
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But
the most typical one is probably just G7,
or G7 flat 9.
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So, you have a few different options,
the most basic thing would do to just
use the Locrian scale here on this one.
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A D, D,
E Flat, F, G.
A flat, B flat, C, and D.
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Right?
So like a flat 9, a flat 5, flat 6.
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Right?
And then for the G chord,
actually you just change one note.
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Exchange that
B flat into a B natural.
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Right?
So that makes it a G Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
You could also use G super locrian,
or altered.
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It's a different sound but,
this is a pretty cool sound that's.
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And then for the.
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Tonic chord C minor.
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The natural scale,
scale choice would be Aeolian.
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Flat 6.
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But there are other options.
For instance here for the first chord,
you could actually go.
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And
use that B natural already at that point.
And why does that work?
Well, then we would consider
this a second, I mean, the,
the two chord as borrowed from C.
Harmonic minor in the second
step would be Dorian natural 6.
I'm sorry,
Locrian natural 6 of course, sorry.
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Same notes as G Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
Also part of C harmonic minor.
The fifth step.
And then you've got the tonic chord.
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C harmonic major, minor.
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Like an Aeolian scale with a major 7.
So then you can by it,
basically use the same scale for
all these three chords if you like.
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But somehow, like,
most of the time I prefer to
start with the Locrian scale.
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And save that note, the B, for
the, for the dominant.
That really, that's what really
makes it sound like a dominant.
That major 3rd.
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And then for the third chord you can.
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Sometimes I like to stay on that.
Major 7.
To make it into a harmonic minor scale.
Or else you could actually,
for the first chord's rhythm.
Two chord use
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You could use the Locrian natural 9.
It's not as common but you could.
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And then go into.
Either the Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
Or the altered.
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That would be even more natural.
'Cause then those scales
are part of a melodic minor.
So.
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This would be the same set of notes as F
melodic minor.
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And
this would be the same set of
notes as A flat melodic minor.
To do the G alternated of super Locrian.
And this would be of
course C melodic A minor.
If you wanna do the melodic minor thing.
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With a natural 6 and major 7.
So those are a few options.
I can play around just a little
bit to hear what this sounds like.
One, two.
One, two, three, four.
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Some of chromatics.
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There you have a few options actually.
Now I went almost into that
kind of a Gypsy territory,
I was using the diminished arpeggio.
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For the G7, that's possible too.
G sharp, B, D, or F diminished.
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But those were a few options.
Either just Locrian.
Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
Aeolian or Locrian natural 6.
Mixo flat 2 flat 6.
And harmonic minor.
Or Locrian natural 9.
Al, G altered super Locrian.
Or.
C, melodic minor.
So those were a few devices.
It's good to know them all.
So check it out, and
upload a video if you like,
when you're practicing this,
on this subject.
It's good to know, be able to be familiar
with both 2-5-1s and major and minor.
It's, it's different.
But it's both of them are very common.
Especially in, in standard songs
with standard chord progression.
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