IIm7b5, V7 and Im7 - Jazz Progression

by Alejandro Pinero

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  • Hi GMC! We are here again! In the other lesson we've worked with the II, V, I sequence, and we use the progression for improvisation work. Today we work with the same progression but now it's IIm7b5, V and Im7. This progression comes chords arise to the minor scale. This is the explanation to understand the IIm7b5, the V7 and the Im7.

    In this lesson I bring to you an exercise to practice improvisation too, for that I recommend practicing the arpeggios very well for a better vision of the box in the neck like in the other lesson.

    The idea is to playing eight using the mb5 arpeggios, 7th arpeggios and m7 arpeggios, going to the one chord to other chord connecting with the note nearly.

    When I play the IIm7b5, in exercise I use the m7b5 arpeggio (root, minor third, dim fifth and minor seventh). When I use the V7, I play the 7th arpeggio (root, major third, just fifth and minor seventh), and when I play the Im7 I use the m7 arpeggio (root, minor third, just fifth and minor seventh).

    Once you can play that, prove to play some phrases.

    I recommend starting the exercise in different notes of the arpeggio!

    I hope you like this lesson.

    The sequence is IIm7b5 one bar, V7 one bar and Im7 two bars.

    Cm7 arp.jpg

    Dm7b5.jpg

    G7 arp.jpg

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