Jazz chord progressions – lesson 4
The fourth lesson will present another chord type, the 6th, and expand the progression to four chords. The progression will, however, still be the ii - V - I. In the last bar, Bbmaj7 will change to Bb6 (which also counts as the I chord), which give some extra color to the progression. A challenge: try to shift between Bbmaj7 and Bb6 without lifting the little finger (see chords charts below).
Cm7 | F9 | Bbmaj7 | Bb6
1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar
Repeats: 5 times
Time signature: 4/4
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These are all four-string chords typical for jazz arrangement. Notice the similarity between Bbmaj7 and Bb6 fingerings.
Alternative chords diagrams
As in the previous lessons, three-string shell voicings can be used if that is preferred.
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