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!
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