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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 improvisation. It doesn't matter whether you play guitar, piano, saxophone, trumpet,...

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 jazz repertoire.  Each workout includes a play-along to help you...

Chord Progression Workout: ii7-V7-Imaj7

The ii7-V7-Imaj7 is an important chord progression in jazz music, and any music for that matter. Thousands of tunes utilize this set of chord changes, and so being able to improvise on them is...

Major 7 Chord Workout

Practice your Major 7 chords with this exercise. On the play-along, each chord is played for 8 bars and goes through the Circle of 4ths (C-F-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db-Gb-B-E-A-D-G). Happy practicing! Chord Charts Major 7 Chord Workout C Instruments Major...

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...

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 Coltrane used: the Three Tonic System and the Four Tonic...

The 3 Most Important Scales for a Beginning Improviser

Learning to improvise can seem pretty overwhelming to a beginning improviser.  Learning to navigate chord changes, music theory, jazz vocabulary, everything else...there's so much to think about and it can be hard to know...

Dominant 7 Alt Chord Workout

This is our Dominant 7 Alt Chord Workout in our series of Jazz Chord Workouts. What is and Dominant 7 Alt Chord? Also known as an altered chord, It's a dominant 7 chord which includes...

I-VI-ii-V Chord Progression Workout

This is our I-VI-ii-V Chord Progression Workout in our our series of Chord Progression Workouts. Play along with this exercise, which helps you practice this important progression in all 12 keys.  It goes through the Circle...

Chord Progression Workout: ii7b5-V7alt-i7 (minor)

The ii7b5-V7alt-i7 is an important chord progression in jazz music, and any music for that matter. Thousands of tunes utilize this set of chord changes, and so being able to improvise on them is...

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