Have you ever been checking out a jazz standard and saw something like Cmaj7-A7-Dmin7-G7, and thought to yourself “I thought the vi chord (A7) is supposed to be minor?”

Well, you would be right. But in cases like this, you are experiencing the use of something called a “Secondary Dominant” in the music theory world.

In this video, I explain what a secondary dominant is and how it works. We use the jazz standards All of Me, to help us out.

Important Links and Resources

Suggested Resource:

If you’re wondering how to learn jazz standards in general, and what a good process to do so, make sure you get my free guide “Learn Jazz Standards the Smart Way

Further Reading:

How to Improvise Over All of Me.

30 Stepsto Better Jazz Playing

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