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If you want to become a great jazz improviser you need to understand harmony. The most basic foundation of understanding harmony is chord progressions.

In this video I walk you through how to build chord progressions in major keys, and show you how harmonizing a major scale with 7th chords can help you get there.

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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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