This is our I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout. You will see throughout jazz repertoire the VI7 chord being replaced by the #Idim (or biidim) chord.  A classic example is Have You Met Miss Jones.

Play along with this exercise, which helps you practice this important progression in all 12 keys. It goes through the Circle of 4ths and each key is played twice. Use the chord charts below to see the exercise and use the play-along to practice!

Having trouble with any of these chords individually? Check out our Jazz Chord Workouts.

Chord Charts

I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout C Instruments

I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout Bb Instruments

I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout Eb Instruments


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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 which he owns and operates. He actively performs around the New York metropolitan area and is the author of the Hal Leonard publication "Visual Improvisation for Jazz Guitar." He's also the host of the music entrepreneurship podcast "Passive Income Musician."

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