Chord Progression Workouts

This is the complete list of all of our Chord Progression Workouts.  These exercises help you practice important chord progressions you will find in jazz repertoire.  Each workout includes a play-along to help you practice the given chord progression in all 12 keys.  The workouts cycle through all 12 keys using the Circle of 4ths (C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G).  Practicing in all 12 keys is a very effective way to practice and help master these progressions.

If you are having any issues improvising over individual chords be sure to check out our Jazz Chord Workouts.

Chord Progression Workouts

ii-V-I Chord Progression Workout

ii(b5)-V-i (minor) Chord Progression Workout

I-VI-ii-V-I Chord Progression Workout

i-vi-ii-V-i (minor) Chord Progression Workout

I7-IV7 Chord Progression Workout

V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout

ii-V-I (With Tritone Sub) Chord Progression Workout

I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout

Tadd Dameron Turnaround Chord Progression Workout

#IV-VII-iii-VI-ii-V-I Chord Progression Workout

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Brent Vaartstra is a professional jazz guitarist and educator living in New York City. He is the head blogger and podcast host for learnjazzstandards.com which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publications "500 Jazz Licks" and "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." To learn more, visit www.brentvaartstra.com.