New on jazzpianoonline.com: Chordscales of Major II-V-I Progressions


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Chordscales are an essential component of improvisation and major ii-V-I progressions make up most of the chords to any given standard tune. Together, these two elements constitute the bulk of what jazz improvisation is about. In this lesson, watch as the chordscales for major ii-V-I progressions are derived and then see how they are used by Miles Davis in his improvised solo over the tune It's Only A Paper Moon from his 1951 Prestige release, Dig.

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