2-5-1 Chord Extension & Alteration Exercises

Jonny May
Level 2

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
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