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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Basic Chord Voicings 5: Minor 7 – II/V Progression

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Now I'm gonna show you a two-five
progression of minor 7th
chord going to the dominant.
In the check your music theory section for
that but
basically every key the second chord
in the key is a minor 7 chord,
and the fifth chord in the key
is a dominant 7 chord.
And it's a progression that
you've heard all your life.
It goes like this.
So, I'm gonna show you the voicing,
a G minor 7 to the C7.
So the voicing is the root,
the flat 7, and the flat 3.
And then the C7 after that.
That's the G minor 7.
The root, the flat 7, and the flat 3.
Now the C7 that comes next after the G
minor 7 is root third, flat seven.
So basically the minor 7 the F
note resolves to the E of the C7.
So in the minor 7 chord,
the seventh of the chord resolves to
the third of the dominant 7 chord.
The most [SOUND].
Now up a step.
[SOUND] A flat minor 7 to D flat 7.
A minor always
the same fingering and
voicing [SOUND].
Or all
the way up
to C minor 7.
D flat, D,
E flat minor.
E minor.
F minor.
F sharp minor.
So I did all the two-five progressions,
I did G minor 7 C, A flat minor,
D flat 7, A minor 7, D7,
B flat minor E flat, B minor E7.
C minor7, F7.
D flat, G flat, D minor G, E flat, A flat,
E, A, F minor, B flat, F sharp minor, B7.
So that's the typical two-five progression
but you can do it on your bass.
So practice that in time like that.
See if you can make a groove happen,
and keep time, and
play the arpeggiated version of that.
The voicing is always the same.
The fingering is always two, three, four,
resolving to two, one, four, okay?
All right.