Minor-ii-v-i

Moon River Tutorial - Melody, Chord Shapes, Chord Melody & More

Moon River is one of the most well-known ballads in the Great American Songbook. Although not commonly called at jam sessions, it works quite well in a jazz guitar setting. In this lesson we'll cover the melody, chord shapes, single-note...

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Autumn Leaves Tutorial - Intro, Chord Melody, Single-Note Solo & Chord Shapes

Autumn leaves is a famous jazz standard composed by Joseph Kosma and is known by both jazz players and casual listeners alike. In this blog post, we'll provide some examples of how to play chord melody, single-note solos, and comping ideas for...

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How to Improvise on Minor ii-V Progressions

Tackling Half-Diminished and Altered Dominants In my experience as a teacher, I have come to find that minor ii-V progressions tend to trouble players far more than a regular ii-V.

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Podcast #24 - The Minor II-V-I Quick Start Guide

Wonder how to get started with the minor II-V-I? Does you're soloing abilities suddenly crash and burn every time you come across a progression like Dm7(5) - G7(b9) - Cm? Then here's a simple guide to get you started. This podcast is theory...

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Melodic Minor Scale

The melodic minor scale is one of the most important tools for any jazz improvisor. In addition to the scale in its natural form, its various modes are very useful for jazz improvisation. In terms of whole steps and half steps, the formula for a...

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