Rootless 251 Progression

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Rootless voicings sound more professional than root based 7th chords and they voice lead much more smoothly in the context of a 251 progression.

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Minor 251 Progression

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Minor harmony is much more complex than major harmony and so the minor 251 progression takes much more time and patience to master.

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Major 251 Progression

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Most jazz standards that you come across will contain a 251 progression in some form so it is essential that you know how to construct and play the 251.

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Tritone Substitution

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Tritone Substitution is a reharmonisation technique that can be used to add harmonic interest to a chord progression. In particular 251 progressions.

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Upper Structure Triads Intro

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Upper structure triads are predominantly used on dominant chords but can also be applied to other chord types. This lesson focuses on dominant uppers structures.

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Practicing Upper Structures

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Learning and memorising all of the upper structure triads is a daunting task! This lesson introduces the upper structure cheat sheet to speed up the process.

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Altered Jazz Chords in 251s

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In a minor 251, the 5 chord will be an altered dominant chord. In this lesson we are going to apply altered dominant chords to the major 251 progression.

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Advanced Tritone Subs

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In this lesson we are going to look at various ways to add harmonic interest over dominant chords using tritones with the tunes ‘Body and Soul’ and ‘Misty’.

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2 Handed Minor 251

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We have voiced minor 251 progressions with our left hand and so now it’s time to spread the notes across 2 hands to get bigger chords with more impact!

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The Minor Line Cliché

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In this lesson we explore the different ways you can navigate over the minor line cliché using bass lines, two-handed chords and left hand voicings.

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Passing Chords Tutorial

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Passing chords are temporary stepping stones between chords, adding harmonic variety and make your playing sound more interesting and dynamic.

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Practicing Rootless 251s

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251 progressions are essential components of the jazz language and so taking the time to learn and memorise them will greatly benefit your playing.

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Left Hand Minor 251s

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In this lesson we are going to look at some alternative ways to voice minor 251s with our left hand. We introduce the -11b5 chord and its inversions.

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1625 & 436251 Progressions

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Intros can be useful to extend the length of your performance and also to establish the tonality or the key in which the tune is being played.

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Comping Voicings & Rhythms

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One of the most important things to remember is that “Comping” is shorthand for ‘accompanying.” It’s a subordinate role in the band.

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