Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression

Jonny May
Level 2
Level 3

Learn to solo over the most common progression in all of Jazz. With a step-by-step approach, you’ll discover how to use scales, chord tones, chromaticism, and patterns to express your creativity.

Course Objectives
  • Learn 3 left hand patterns with root position chords, shells, and stock chords
  • Discover phrasing with clear start and end points
  • Explore step wise motion, jumps, targeted notes, and outlined 7th chords
  • Use patterns, the diminished scale, and chromaticism to create interesting lines
Learning Focus
  • Improvisation
  • Scales

Course Lessons

Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression – Lesson 1

The 2-5-1 Progression, Root Positions, Shells, Rootless Voicings (Stock Jazz Voicings)

Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression – Lesson 2

How to Create Phrases, Scales for Soloing, Stepwise Motion, Consonance & Dissonance

Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression – Lesson 3

Jumping Chord Tones, Outlining 7th Chords

Soloing Over a 2-5-1 Progression – Lesson 5

Chromaticism, B Diminished Scale

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