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Dizzying Dominant Sevenths

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

The most common chord progression in traditional jazz is the ii-V7-I progression, and its minor version, iim7(b5), V7 (b9), i. These progressions are also sometimes extended into iii-vi-ii-V-I progressions, with some chords occasionally undergoing tritone substitutions or mode changes.

A player benefits greatly from recognizing these progressions when they occur (both visually and aurally) and being prepared to comp and improvise over them with assuredness.