Some of the most common ways people tell you to reduce chord progressions are very likely to work against what you hear and the music you are trying to play. You need to apply the right type of harmonic analysis to not end up with complete gibberish when you reduce jazz chord progressions.
In this video, I am going to show you some of the places you can reduce the number of chords and talk about when that is possible.
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0:00 Intro – Using the Rules wrong.
0:28 Not only to make it simple but also to add possibilities
0:41 The II V I rule – A little theory goes a long way
1:15 #1 The Turnaround (almost a lesson on Rhythm Changes)
2:05 Functions AND chords
3:23 Listen to the reduced progression
3:40 Applying this to a Solo – Charlie Parker
4:22 #2 The II V Rule – When It doesn’t work and why
4:39 II chord or I chord? Wes Montgomery
5:33 III VI II V troubles
6:40 You want to end up with a logical progression
6:55 #3 Confirmation of a Parker Bles – Gone Slightly Wrong
7:45 When it is a little better..
8:35 #4 Tempo and Harmonic Rhythm
9:02 Ballads and Slow changes
9:41 #5 Other Progressions to Reduce
10:04 Embellished I [V]
10:52 Tonic chord filler
11:50 Did I forget some progressions?
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