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    2-5-1 jazz improv in E Minor

    Hi guys,


    just thought I'd share this medium swing jazz practice backing track, made for improvising on the classic minor 2-5-1 progression!

    It's in E minor...







    There's also more free 2-5-1 jazz practice jam tracks HERE



    Chord progression:

    II: F#min7b5 I B7 I Emin7 I Emin7 :II


    Scale suggestions:


    E minor scale - E F# G A B C D (E)


    (F#min7b5 chords and Emin7 chords)


    E harmonic minor scale - E F# G A B C D# (E)


    (B7 chords)




    Basic arpeggios:




    F#min7b5 arpeggio = F# A C E


    B7 arpeggio = B D# F# A


    Em7 arpeggio = E G B D




    Next up, try out some more advanced colours on the dominant chord (B7) by treating it as an altered chord and using the altered scale:


    B altered scale - B C D Eb F G A (B)


    The altered scale is the mode which starts on the 7th step of the melodic minor scale, so in other words - the notes of B altered scale are the same as those of C melodic minor scale



    Enjoy

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    Quote Originally Posted by zafar500 View Post
    Thanks for sharing. It is great !
    excellent, my pleasure!

    Lots more minor 2-5-1 jazz practice backing tracks HERE


    And one that goes through ALL the keys here:

    Last edited by meritonemusic; 12-05-2014 at 12:41 AM.

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    just thought I'd share this medium swing jazz practice backing track, made for improvising on the classic minor 2-5-1 progression!


    solitaire champ.net!
    Last edited by abeha; 12-17-2015 at 12:09 PM.

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    Improvising with chords nice

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    I have one question:
    There are many scales and way you can do in one chord/chord progressions and there are about 12 keys with a lot of chord and chord progressions.
    Which way should you usually use to remember scales to improve?
    For example, with B7 i can use B pentatonic scales/ B blues scales, B mixolydian, E harmonic minor, E melodic minor (not sure), etc
    Sorry for my bad English

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