Cool Jazz Guitar Lesson on II V I Chord Progression

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Cool Jazz Guitar Lesson on II V I Chord Progression -- Jazz Harmony Guitar Video Lesson



Cool Jazz Guitar Lesson on II V I Chord Progression - Jazz Harmony Guitar Video Lesson


How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.com,
bringing you this lesson. What I want to show
you today is just some nice, spread-out,
II V I voicings and I call them more
orchestral sounding voicings just because
of the spread and the distance in the notes.
So check this out.

We’re looking at an A minor 7 and that would
be — we’re doing a II V I in the key of G.
So the II chord would be A minor 7, the V chord
would be D7 and the I would be G major 7.
If you think of your box A minor shape,
your basic barre chord, what you’re going
to do is you’re going to put the 5th on the bass,
the 8th and then the 7th here. So fret wise
this is going to be 7th fret, 5th fret, 8th fret.
And I’ve got three notes but it has a real
full sound. And there’s no root, so the bass
player is going to play… And you’re totally
out of his way.

Then, you have to learn to mute all
the strings. So if you want to strum this, too.
That kind of thing. So here’s the first chord
of A minor 7: 7, 5, 8, going to a D7: 5, 5, 7.
Again, I’m bringing my 1st finger up, it’s lightly
touching this string. I’m muting everywhere I can.
I’m muting the high string, muting the 4th string
and then all I’m going to do is I’m going to
take this finger and put it where that one is
and then put my first finger on the 4th fret.
So this is going to read 5, 4, 7, functioning
as a G major 7. Here’s the fifth in the bass.
There’s your bass note. You can imagine if you
had a bass player it would sound even better.
So here we go.

One, two, three, four; one, two, three, four.
So there’s your typical chord progression,
one measure each chord. Now there are some
nice moves you can do with this, like…
So move that around. You might have a series
of songs, like for instance the song
“Around Midnight” where the chords go…
That kind of thing. So two fives moving down,
which is common in tons of jazz music.

Click the link below for the tab and we’ll
see you in the next video. Thanks for watching.

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