Jazz 2-5-1 Backing

Animated Jazz 2-5-1 Backing tab by ActionTab on guitar. So easy you'll be playing in minutes.

This is from the Jamzone where we look at the 2-5-1 chord progression. This is central to Jazz music so make sure you read the article!

The 2-5-1 progression for C major gives us the following chords:

Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7

So, let's use these chords to make some music. We'll start with playing the simplest versions of each chord in a 4 bar format:

Dm7 | G7 | Cmaj7 | Cmaj7 (repeat)

Notice that we are sticking strictly to the 2-5-1 progression. There's nothing elaborate here, just the bare bones stuff. So all levels of ability can get stuck in. Next we'll look at learning to improvise over this progression using a variety of jazz scales and techniques.

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