In this free jazz guitar lesson we're going to learn some chords to play over a 2-5 -1 chord progression in C. We'll use the jam track "2m 5 1 in C" which is track 14 from the Let's Jam! Jazz & Blues CD. The 2-5-1 chord progression is the most commonly used progression in jazz.
Here are the first set of chords we will use.
You can play these chords in another position on the guitar neck.
Now we'll play these chords with track 14 of the Let's Jam! Jazz & Blues CD.
2-5-1 Progression by Billy Wilkie is a 17 minute video lesson explaining and demonstrating the standard 2-5-1 jazz chord progression. You will learn minor, major, and dominant chord shapes and substitutes. Billy covers playing the progression several different keys and rhythms as well as teaching you melody notes to play along with the progression. $4.99
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