The II V I is the most important and common chord progressions in Jazz.
But sometimes it is also nice to have some other ways of approaching this progression so that it sounds a little less predictable maybe even less like a II V I.
In this video, I am going over 8 ways to change the chords to get some new sounds, and I am only messing with the II and the I chord because I have a ton of other videos with different V chord options.
Of course, you can also take these examples and use them on a static chord if that fits the music you play better and you want to change it up a little.
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0:00 Intro – Changing up the II V I sounds
0:20 8 Ways to change the sound of a 2 5 1
0:44 Example 1 – IImMAj7
0:59 What The Chords Sound Like and why that is important for solos….
2:29 Example 2 – IIø(9)
3:19 More Different Rhythms
3:36 Triplets Groupings
3:53 Example 3 – IIsus4(b9) – The Prhygian Chord
4:58 The Elephant In The Room
6:11 Example 4 – IIalt
7:04 8th note triplet groupings on altered dominants
7:45 Example 5 – Imaj7(#11)
8:47 Example 6 – Imaj7(#5)
9:29 Sneaking in Melodic Minor sounds
10:04 Triplet rhythms for medium swing – Hancock, Rosenwinkel, Mehldau
10:29 Example 7 – Imaj7(#9,#11)
11:43 Example 8 – Imaj7(#9,#5)
11:58 The Augmented Scale – That I never practiced
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