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Jazz Power Chords (Voicings)

Hey Jazz Guy, I want to expand my use of jazz harmony and I was wondering how you would recommend going about learning different chord voicings and putting them into practice? — Simple in San Diego Dear Simple, There are many voicing types and systems for this, so there is no one right answer, but […]

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ii – V Progressions

Hey Jazz Guy… Can you explain the basic concept of a ii-V progression and why it’s so important? —Chordless in Cleveland Dear Chordless: A two five or (ii-V) in roman numerals, is a basic progression that is taken from the cycle of 5ths. Root motion in 4ths or 5ths is motion around the circle and […]

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