Explains the most important jazz chord progressions and gives you a handle on how to start improvising your own solos.
Table of Contents
What are jazz chords? Rhythm changes in the Key of C Preliminary issues Minimizing redundant notes Closed voicings Extensions and alterations Substitutions The Major 6th substitution Rhythm changes up the neck in C Recap of the modified rhythm changes Modified rhythm changes in G Basic jazz chord roundup Voice leading Rhythm changes in G The spelling of complex chords Worksheets Our favorite chord progression – the MVP Modifications to the MVP The flat-five substitution On to the VIP G7 variants and worksheets Modifications to the VIP The flat-five substitution The MVP and VIP around the fretboard
Modulating with a 2-5-1 progression The 1234567 progression Stripped down comping Examples of jazz standards Mystery chord analysis Scales: Jazz a la Mode Modes in the Key of C Ionian mode Dorian mode Phrygian mode Lydian and Mixolydian modes Aeolian and Locrian modes Modes shmodes? Worksheet on the modes Improvising on the modes Arpeggios first, then scales C-shape modes A-shape modes G-shape modes E-shape modes D-shape modes C-shape modes (high) Improvising with the E- and C-shape modes