ii-V-I Progression

This class introduces musicians to the most important chord progression in jazz through a blend of patterns, ear training, analysis, and technique. All students must have iReal Pro. In this class, students will discuss the importance of the cycle of 4ths root movement and the ii-V-I chord progression built on that movement.

  1. Learn to identify that chord progression and drill the basic scales and arpeggios needed to navigate that progression in 12 keys.
  2. Study the resolution of the ii to the V and begin learning patterns to play over those chords.
  3. Apply this to standard repertoire