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Jazz Guitar Lessons: Jazz Chord Progressions: III-V7/II-II-V-I Playthrough

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Okay, let's take a crack at our last one
as I mentioned before with the three,
six, two, five,
one, with where they
were all diatonic chords.
This progression gets used a lot, and
when I mentioned the Miles Davis' Band,
using this.
They call it a tag,
by the way, I wanted to point that out,
Just play on the tag for a while.
Sometimes at the end of the song, they'll
use this tag tacked on as an ending.
So it's a very common progression,
but even more common in jazz
would be the same thing, three,
the route is three, six, two, five, one.
But the six chord changes to the five,
seven of two.
I know I sound like a broken record,
but it's two important chord.
It's the dominant chord
leading to the two chord.
The five, seven of the slash mark two is
the E seven, instead of E minor seven.
So, it's this
it's very similar to the one we just did,
but the first chord instead of
being [SOUND] the one chord,
[SOUND] it's the three chord.
Which is even a little more suspenseful.
It's a cool little progression.
Now, again, I'm going to be
mentally what I'm thinking about,
I'm gonna be aiming, a lot of times,
aiming for a strong root.
I'm sorry either the root, or
a strong chord tone of each chord.
And I'm trying to visualize where I am,
you know, a lot of times the easy
thing for B minor is to kind of
visualize this area right here, and
see the notes, the chords,
kinda pop in that area for me.
Feel free to use your most comfortable
position to begin this study because
you know, this is tricky stuff.
And then, as I go through
the changes I'll try to outline,
and emphasize the notes that
lead me in the progression.
When I mean leading, the strong notes.
[SOUND] That G sharp is a strong note.
And it, it pushes me towards the A minor.
So, I'll be looking for
the strong chord tones.
If I do scale patterns,
I'll try to start them on a strong note.
And again, always trying to connect
what you're hear in your head
with what you play on the guitar.
Let's give it a try.
Three, five seven of two.
Two, five, one.
Throw some
grease in.
Please loop
this progression
because you could
play on it for hours,
discover many nooks,
and crannies that you
can get into with it.
Have fun.