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Guitar Practice

Today, let's do some rhythm work using the ii V I progression,.

ii V I is the single most common chord progression used in jazz, and can be heard in standards like Autumn Leaves, Perdido and countless others.

The ii Chord wants to move forward to the V Chord, and the V Chord wants to resolve to the I chord. Think of it as Setup > Tension > Resolution.

Practice it for several minutes, to internalize the sound and and chord voicings.

Option 1:

Option 2. This uses what's often called the Charleston rhythm. The first chord is on beat 1 of each bar, and second chord is on the 'and' of the second 2

Ii iii IV V Triads in F Major

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