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Jazz Chord Workouts

Sometimes practicing means stripping away all context and focusing on the basics.  Our Jazz Chord Workouts do just that!  These exercises help you practice important chords used in jazz by taking them through all 12 keys.  Each play-along uses the Circle of 4ths (C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G) to cycle through the keys and each chord is played for 8 bars.  These exercises will really help you get the sounds of these chords in your ears, discover all the notes on your instrument, and boost your soloing abilities! What are you waiting for? Your practice room awaits.

Pick your workout:

Major 7 Chord Workout

Major 7(b5) Chord Workout

Minor 7 Chord Workout

Minor(Major7) Chord Workout

Dominant 7 Chord Workout

Dominant 7(Alt) Chord Workout

Dominant 7(#11) Chord Workout

Half-Diminished Chord Workout

Diminished 7 Chord Workout

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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