Jazz chord progressions – lesson 6

The sixth part of the lesson series will be based on the I-vi-ii-V, one of the regular progressions in the genre. The key is Eb major, which is a often used key in jazz.

Progression:
Ebmaj7 | Cm7 | Fm7 | Bb13

1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar

Repeats: 5 times
BPM: 120
Time signature: 4/4


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Chord diagrams

Notice that the root note is either on the 6th or 5th string and either on the 6th or 8th fret.

Ebmaj7

  • Ebmaj7 chord diagram X6878X

Cm7

  • Cm7 chord voicing 8X888X

Fm7

  • Fm7 chord voicing X8689X

Bb13

  • Bb13 chord diagram 6X678X

Alternative chords diagrams

As before, three-string voicings can be used.

Ebmaj7

  • Ebmaj7 chord diagram X657XX

Cm7

  • Cm7 chord voicing 8X88XX

Fm7

  • Fm7 chord voicing X868XX

Bb7

  • G7 chord diagram 3X34XX




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