Learn about one of the most important progressions in jazz music—the 2-5-1. Here, George gives a preface for the next several videos, and also discusses the harmonic characteristics of the 2-5-1 chord progression. This video provides the foundation for the next several videos.
- We have arrived at the ii-V-I progression.…This is probably the most important…sequence in chords in Jazz and to be honest,…it has been the most important progression for centuries.…It's the most basic elemental idea…and to me, I always wonder if there's…something about it that's kind of like.…Oh, I'm sad.…
Oh, maybe there's some hope.…Now I'm not sad anymore, there's…some universal human instinct in there,…to want to hear that happen.…We've been working a little bit…on a ii-V-I in the context of our Blues,…because we have been going for example, on the Blues in F.…And that's a ii-V-I, this is the two, G Minor 7…and then, C, now with our nine on it,…that's the five, the dominant chord…and then we've been resolving to the one,…as a dominant chord as well, it's a seventh chord.…
What we're going to start working on now,…is a classic Miles Davis tune called, Tune Up…and the reason I chose this, is that…it's a sequence of three ii-V-Is in a row…that make a lot of logical sense…and it's also going to take us to some new keys.…
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- Adding extensions to guide tones
- Integrating 9th chords
- The 2-5-1 progression
- Practicing essential jazz scales
- The E minor bop scale
- The D major 7 bop scale
- Arpeggiated triads as a melodic device