Hi guys,

just thought I'd share this medium swing jazz practice backing track, made for improvising on the classic minor 2-5-1 progression!

It's in E minor...

There's also more free 2-5-1 jazz practice jam tracks HERE

Chord progression:

II: F#min7b5 I B7 I Emin7 I Emin7 :II

Scale suggestions:

E minor scale - E F# G A B C D (E)

(F#min7b5 chords and Emin7 chords)

E harmonic minor scale - E F# G A B C D# (E)

(B7 chords)

Basic arpeggios:

F#min7b5 arpeggio = F# A C E

B7 arpeggio = B D# F# A

Em7 arpeggio = E G B D

Next up, try out some more advanced colours on the dominant chord (B7) by treating it as an altered chord and using the altered scale:

B altered scale - B C D Eb F G A (B)

The altered scale is the mode which starts on the 7th step of the melodic minor scale, so in other words - the notes of B altered scale are the same as those of C melodic minor scale