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Thread: Minor 2-5-1s

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    Minor 2-5-1s

    Hi all,


    I've been having fun playing along with this 2-5-1 practice backing track in G minor, so I thought I'd share it with you... it's great for getting your octaves out, Wes Montgomery style





    Medium swing at 120 BPM. Tracks starts at 0:51


    Chord progression:


    II: Am7b5 I D7 I Gm I Gm :II


    On the track, you will hear extensions of the chords - as is common in jazz of course Smile




    Scale suggestions:




    G minor scale - G A Bb C D Eb F (G)


    (Amin7b5 chords and Gmin7 chords)


    G harmonic minor scale - G A Bb C D Eb F# (G)


    (D7 chords)




    Basic arpeggios:




    Amin7b5 arpeggio = A C Eb G


    D7 arpeggio = D F# A C


    Gm7 arpeggio = G Bb D F




    Next up, you could try out some more advanced colours on the dominant chord (D7) by treating it as an altered chord and using the altered scale:


    D altered scale - D Eb F Gb Ab Bb C (D)


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


    Here's a minor 2-5-1 lick you can try transposing to G minor


    And here's lots more free 2-5-1 jazz jam tracks


    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1aahnoor View Post
    Next up, you could try out some more advanced colours on the dominant chord (D7) by treating it as an altered chord and using the altered scale:
    Eh? Can I help...?

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    Thought I'd also share this brand new 2-5-1 jam track in D minor with you guys!

    Great for some Wes Montgomery, George Benson or even Pat Martino style improv...




    You can also try out this D minor 2-5-1 jazz guitar lick on the track!



    Happy jamming....

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