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Two Five Time

Jeremy Cotton (7938) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 120
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As it was stated before, ii-V progressions commonly resolve down to I. However, there are several other possible resolutions.

ii-V will sometimes resolve UPWARDS- this is called a "Backdoor" progression.
In these cases, the target chord is a whole step above the V7 chord.
Example:

Bbm7 to Eb7 to F6/9

Bbm7
Eb7
F6/9


(Please note that I did use a 6/9 chord instead of a Maj7 chord. These chords function the same way and are basically interchangeable)