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The 16 Most Important Scales in Jazz [UPDATED]

Here is a list of the 16 most important scales for jazz improvisation and the harmonic contexts in which they can be used for...

The Two Most Important Pages on LJS

We offer a lot of things here at Learn Jazz Standards, but in my opinion, the two most important pages on Learn Jazz Standards...

Understanding Coltrane Changes Part 2

In the last lesson we took an in-depth look at Coltrane Changes and how they work. We talked about two types of systems that...

Chord Progression Workouts

This is the complete list of all of our Chord Progression Workouts.  These exercises help you practice important chord progressions you will find in...

#iv-VII-iii-VI-ii-V-I Chord Progression Workout

This is our #iv-VII-ii-VI-ii-V-I Chord Progression Workout.  You can find a similar progression as this in Dizzy Gillespie's tune Woody'n You.  This progression cycles by fourths...

Tadd Dameron Turnaround Chord Progression Workout

This is our Tadd Dameron Turnaround Chord Progression Workout.  This turnaround is used quite commonly in jazz as a replacement for a I-VI-ii-V utilizing tritone substitution.  Dameron was...

I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout

This is our I-#Idim-ii-V Chord Progression Workout. You will see throughout jazz repertoire the VI7 chord being replaced by the #Idim (or biidim) chord....

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...

I7-IV7 Chord Progression Workout

This is our I7-IV7 Chord Progression Workout.  You probably recognize this progression from playing a blues, which is probably the most common scenario you...

ii-V-I (With Tritone Sub) Chord Progression Workout

This is our ii-V-I (With Tritone Sub) Chord Progression Workout in our our series of Chord Progression Workouts. The difference between this progression and...

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