LJS 55: 4 Important Jazz Chord Progressions You Need to Master


Welcome to episode 55 of the LJS Podcast where today we are talking about 4 important jazz chord progressions you need to master. You will come across these progressions often in jazz standards. Lick examples are demonstrated for each. Listen in!

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In this episode

1. ii-V-I

Long ii-V-I

Short ii-V-I

ii-V-I lick

2. I-vi-ii-V

Long I-vi-ii-V

Short I-vi-ii-V

I-vi-ii-V lick

3. Minor ii-V-i

Long minor ii-V-i

Short minor ii-V-i

Minor ii-V-i lick

4. Minor i-vi-ii-V

Long minor i-vi-ii-V

Short minor i-vi-ii-V

Minor i-vi-ii-V lick

 Mentioned in the show:

Chord Progression Workouts

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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.

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