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Personal Piano Professor, Issue#013 --Jazz Chord Progressions
May 04, 2013
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Learning Jazz Chord Progressions

Hi every one.

Once again , thank you for your interest in these free online lessons. I sincerely hope that you are experiencing all the great benefits learning to play keyboards has to offer.

Learning Jazz Chord Progressions is by far the best way to learn and understand chord progressions in general..

This is because in the realm of the Jazz genre you will find a great variety of songs that have more complex, varied and interesting chord progressions.

This lesson will give you a basic introduction to the most common jazz chord progressions and other musical elements both rhythmic and harmonic that give a song that Jazz flavor.

Jazz for many people is an acquired taste. At least it was for me. So was Coffee and Beer but I learned to appreciate them and it was that way with Jazz.

Jazz Chord Progressions.

For Jazz Progressions call 473-6251

If you remember this phone number it will help you remember the most common of all jazz chord progressions

The most common jazz turn around? 2-5-1.

Most common 4 chord jazz progression? 6-2-5-1.

Whole songs are written with just these changes, Autumn Leaves is a good example, starting on the 6.

What do the numbers mean? They are applied to chord tones in the scale. So for a 2-5-1 (often noted using roman numerals ii-IV-I) turn around in C it would be Dmi - G7 - Cmaj.

The II-V-I Progression.

Perhaps the most often encountered chord progression in jazz is the 2-5-1 progression. (most often notated with roman numerals II-V-I.)

A great jazz standard that uses the 2-5-1 progression all over the place in several keys is the Duke Ellington classic Satin Doll.

Just about every measure in the song contains part of a II-V-I progression.

For a complete free lesson with videos and a performance by Jazz Piano Legend Oscar Peterson check out the link below

Learning Jazz Chord Progressions

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I want to remind you that many of the ideas for lessons come from those of you who contact me with questions. I encourage you to let me know what you need.

Also you can find a contact form on the site and suggest a song for a future lesson. Don't be shy. Let me know how i can help!!

I am grateful for all of you, and wish you the best success in your playing!!

Thanks, Greg

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