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