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

This is our i-vi-ii-V (Minor) Chord Progression Workout in our our series of Chord Progression Workouts. It’s major form: I-VI-ii-V is more commonly seen throughout jazz repertoire, however you will come across this one as well, and it will help you understand how to improvise over minor keys better. 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!

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

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."


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