Welcome to episode 286 where today I talk about 3 different ways to spice up minor 2-5-1 chord progressions. Minor 2-5-1s can be found everywhere in jazz standards, so how do we make our comping, bass lines, and improv more interesting over them? I give several different ways we can utilize harmonic movement in our favor.
Listen to episode 286
Minor 2-5-1 chord progressions are found all over the place in jazz standards, and so you’ll be able to navigate them with relative ease.
But how can we spice them up? How can we make them sound interesting when we improvise or walk bass lines or comp over top of these chord progressions?
Well, that’s exactly what we are going to talk about today in today’s episode. We are going to talk about 3 different ways we can spice up minor 2-5-1 chord progressions.
In this episode:
1. 1. i-bI7-tritone sub of ii-i
2. i-IV7-tritone sub of ii-i
3. i-IV7-II7-tritone sub ov V-i