Easy Guitar Riff Over a II V Chord Progression

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Easy Guitar Riff Over a II V Chord Progression -- Rhythm Guitar Lesson



Easy Guitar Riff Over a II V Chord Progression - Rhythm Guitar Lesson


How’s it going, guys? This is John McClennan
and I’m here with guitarcontrol.wpmudev.host,
bringing you this video lesson.
Here we’re looking at a little riff
between an A minor 7 and a D9 or D7,
which is one of the most common
chord progressions, especially in jazz.
It’s called a II V.

We’re starting on an A minor triad here,
right on the 7th fret, 5th fret, 5th fret,
and be sure to click the link
below for the tab, but here we go.
We’re going to start by just playing
the root note and then the rest of the chord.
And then I’m going to play — the third finger
is going to drop down one string.
And then I play the 5th fret on the 4th string,
drop it down a half step and then I keep those
same two notes on top, but different fingerings.
And now we’re thinking of this chord, a D9. See?
And then walk back up chromatically to the root.

A minor to D7. Here it is again, one more time,
slowly. One, two and, three and, four and;
one and, two and, three, four.

Click the link below for the tab and thanks
for watching. We’ll see you in the next lesson.