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Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
01:28:24

Welcome to the 2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises Course, where you will learn 5 piano exercises to master the most important progression in jazz , the 2-5-1 chord progression, using 7th chords. We’ll explore all 12 keys using inversions and play along with swing and Bossa Nova backing tracks.

Course Objectives
  • Learn your 2-5-1 chord progression using 7th chords in root position in 12 keys
  • Explore the 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys using inversions
  • Discover good voice leading and how to smoothly shift between chords
  • Practice with a swing and Bossa Nova backing track
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
Featured Reviews

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comprehensive
Great patience and helpful tips and explanations.
Hard but satisfying
l've been struggling to learn all of the 7th chord inversions. This course is really helpful. It has taken me weeks to get through it, but very well worth it!!!!!!!
Great ideas
Nice way of simplifying the theory in music
Pinning down the fundamentals
Much-needed building blocks for me. Happy to have such a systematic approach.
Systematic and very helpful
Everything makes sense, and the exercises and backing tracks are very useful.

Course Lessons

1
2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises – Lesson 1
25:46

Exercise 1: Root Position

2
2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises – Lesson 2
13:22

Exercise 2: Inversions 1

3
2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises – Lesson 3
17:14

Exercise 3: Inversions 2

4
2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises – Lesson 4
14:28

Exercise 4: Inversions 3

5
2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises – Lesson 5
17:34

Exercise 5: Inversions 4

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

comprehensive
Great patience and helpful tips and explanations.
Hard but satisfying
l've been struggling to learn all of the 7th chord inversions. This course is really helpful. It has taken me weeks to get through it, but very well worth it!!!!!!!
Great ideas
Nice way of simplifying the theory in music
Pinning down the fundamentals
Much-needed building blocks for me. Happy to have such a systematic approach.
Systematic and very helpful
Everything makes sense, and the exercises and backing tracks are very useful.
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