Category Archives: Theory

All About 2-5-1s in Minor

Jazz theory is a hairy monster for many folks, which is why I am creating tutorials to explain some of the most important concepts.  It’s not hard – it’s just a little bit different.  In this tutorial, I follow up on my recent tutorial on the 2-5-1 progression.  Today, I am going to teach you all about the 2-5-1 in minor – where it comes from, what to do with it, how to practice it and how to identify it in songs.  Once again, this is fun and super easy!!

 

 

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All About 2-5-1s!

Jazz theory is a hairy monster for many folks, which is why I am creating tutorials to explain some of the most important concepts.  It’s not hard – it’s just a little bit different.  In this tutorial, I am going to walk you through the theory behind the most commonly found chord progression in jazz:  The 2-5-1.  I am going to show you where it comes from, what to do with it, how to practice it and how to identify it in every jazz standard out there.  It’s fun – I promise!

 

Want to learn jazz piano?  Check out my online course Jazz Piano Accompaniment, which teaches you everything you need to know to play authentic jazz piano!