It would be instructive if members would post their favorite scale choices, arpeggios, musical ideas, or thought process over chords progressions. There’s so many ways to approach a progression with scales, guide-tones, lower/upper structure triads, non-harmonic tones, 4ths, tritonic scales, pentatonic scales, extended/altered arpeggios just to name a few. Hopefully we can compile a list of ideas that members can refer to and try out.

Also, you may want to suggest chord substitutions for these progressions. (tritones, borrowed, extensions etc.)

To get started, here’s a list of common chord progression with numbered measures to indicate usage for that measure. Hopefully this thread will expand into a valuable resource! (You may suggest a progression also.)

Progression 1:
| Dm7 | G7alt | Cma7 | Cma7 |
Measure: 1 2 3 4

Progression 2:
| Bm7b5 | E7b9 | Am7 | Am7 |
Measure: 1 2 3 4

Progression 3:
| Cma7 | C#dim | Dmi7 |
Measure: 1 2 3

Progression 4:
| Dm7 | Db9b5 | Cma7 |
Measure: 1 2 3

Progression 5:
| Gma7 | Am7 | A#dim | Bm7|
Measure: 1 2 3 4

Progression 6:
| Am | AmMaj7 | Am7 | Am6|
Measure: 1 2 3 4

Progression 7:
| Gma7 | C9 | Bm7 | E7alt |
Measure: 1 2 3 4

Progression 8:
| GmMaj7 | Cm6 | CmMaj7 | Eb9 | D9 | Gm6 |
Measure: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Response Example:

Progression 1:
Measures: 1-D Dorian , 2-Ab melodic (Super Locrian) 3-4 Cma9 Arp

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