Mastering Essential Chord Progressions: Major to Parallel Minor (Premium)
Chords, Composition, Jazz Advice and Tips, Jazz Standards, Music Theory, Premium Only
When it comes to learning tunes, expanding your repertoire, and improving the way you improvise over jazz standards, most players are taking the wrong approach…
You see, the secret to improving with standards doesn’t lie in making long lists, spending hours memorizing chord progressions, and then trying your best to conjure up melodic lines.
…because when it’s your turn to solo, a memorized set of chord symbols or knowing there’s a D7 chord in the sixth bar is not going to help you improvise.
What will however, is understanding how these chords fit together. Recognizing the important chord relationships present in all of these tunes and having the musical tools to navigate them.
Think of 100 popular jazz standards…if you analyzed each progression you’d find the same harmonic relationships over and over again. Understanding these relationships is key to creating musical solos!
Today we’re going to focus on one of these essential chord relationships – Major moving to parallel minor.
While it may seem like a simple theory exercise, mastering this important chord movement in all its forms will give you valuable musical tools that can be applied to any solo. In the Premium ...
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