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I-VI-ii-V Chord Progression Workout

This is our I-VI-ii-V Chord Progression Workout in our our series of Chord Progression Workouts. 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 4 times.  Use the chord charts below to see the exercise and use the play-along to practice!

 Chord Charts

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

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

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


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Brent Vaartstra
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."


  1. Hi Brent, thanks for this. I've one question: when improvising over a I-VI-II-V-I can you hold on to the I-chord/scale? So in the case of the first one (Dmaj7-B7-Em7-A7-Dmaj7) you can use the scale of Dmaj7?


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