Jonny May

Welcome to the Minor 2-5-1 7th Chord Exercises course, where you will will learn essential exercises to master this progression on the piano.

What is the minor 2-5-1 chord progression and why is it important?
The minor 2-5-1 chord progression is the most common chord progression used in minor jazz tunes. Therefore, it is essential that you can play it in every key and in a variety of inversions on the piano.

First, we’ll explain how this progression works and why these chords are used. Next, we’ll practice them in in all inversions in all 12 keys on the piano. You’ll have the opportunity to play with a Swing and Bossa Nova backing track to make it fun!

This course comes with downloadable sheet music, smart sheet music, and Swing and Bossa Nova backing tracks.

So if you want to play jazz piano and lead sheets and you like minor jazz tunes, this course will give you a solid foundation.

Course Objectives
  • Master the Minor 2-5-1 progression in all 12 keys with 5 exercises
  • Understand how and why we use the chords of a Minor 2-5-1 progression
  • Discover the Minor 2-5-1 progression in all inversions
  • Practice with the Swing and Bossa Nova backing track to make it fun
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

very through and well paced
Jonny spent the time to walk us through all of the permutations of 2-5-1, explaining at every step the how and why of the technique
I am now dreaming about inversions.. LOL
After learning so much I have forgotten how to play simple tunes I used to know. LOL Great course and leaves me with tons to practice...
Fantastic way to learn all minor 2-5-1 inversions!
Solid method and well structured course
Perfectly thought out, progressive, lots of different angles, excellent quality of the picture and sound... It's a pleasure to learn this way!

Course Lessons

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