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Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
03:59:18

If you want to play jazz piano or accompany a singer on a jazz standard, you need to be familiar with the 2-5-1 chord progression. In this course, you’ll learn this progression in all 12 keys and discover how to use chord extensions and alterations to make the chords sound colorful and jazzy. In total, we cover 26 exercises that help you make sense of how to use the 9, 11, and 13, and their alterations.

Course Objectives
  • Master the 2-5-1 chord progression in all 12 keys
  • Learn how to use chord extensions in the open and closed positions to make the progression sound more interesting
  • Understand how to alter chords in the open and closed positions
  • Discover common alternate chord options for the V chord
  • Practice with 26 exercises to master chord extensions and alterations
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
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Lot's of fun, and a lifetime of practice... LOL
Never knew there were so many ways to alter a V chord. ; )
Complete and Challenging
Thank you Johnny! The course is really good, I found a way to build a lot of voicings you can build with extensions and alterations. I know that I need to practice a lot in order to get them memorised. The further step will be learning when and how to use them .
Expert and thorough
Expert, thorough teaching of an intricate subject. Guaranteed to add a lot of interesting sound to my playing.
Thorough course
A very exhaustive course in voicing extended and altered Dominant Sevenths. Plan to spend time at the piano using your brain power. When you finish you'll feel like you attained into a higher level of jazz piano because you have!
Great review of alteration alternatives
Slow repetition was helpful.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Lot's of fun, and a lifetime of practice... LOL
Never knew there were so many ways to alter a V chord. ; )
Complete and Challenging
Thank you Johnny! The course is really good, I found a way to build a lot of voicings you can build with extensions and alterations. I know that I need to practice a lot in order to get them memorised. The further step will be learning when and how to use them .
Expert and thorough
Expert, thorough teaching of an intricate subject. Guaranteed to add a lot of interesting sound to my playing.
Thorough course
A very exhaustive course in voicing extended and altered Dominant Sevenths. Plan to spend time at the piano using your brain power. When you finish you'll feel like you attained into a higher level of jazz piano because you have!
Great review of alteration alternatives
Slow repetition was helpful.
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