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V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout

This is our V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout.  The V to I chord progression is incredibly important in any kind of music, so knowing how to navigate it goes much further than just jazz.  The particular alterations on this V chord (13 and b9) imply some diminished theory that you should definitely investigate.

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

V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout C Instruments

V13(b9)-I Chord Progression Workout Bb Instruments

V13(b9)-I 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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