Having good Jazz Chords for a minor II V I can be difficult. This progression is much more complicated than it’s Major counterpart. At the same time, it is a really beautiful progression. Especially because of the rich tonic minor chords and altered dominants.
15 Jazz Chord Sets
In this video, I am going to go over 15 sets of jazz chords for a minor II V I in D minor. They will give you some solid ideas with extensions, the melodies and also some inner-voice movement.
What makes this progression difficult is probably in part the IIø chord that is a little hard to get used to and also the mix of harmonic minor and melodic minor used on the V and the I chord. Very rich colors but also a bit hard to handle.
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0:00 Intro -15 Minor II V I chord sets
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0:42 #1 – Upper-structures for Eø
1:01 #2 – Cluster-like Altered Dominant and Rich Tonic Minor
1:31 #3 – Inner-voice movement in Melodic Minor
1:56 #4 – Expanding Melody
2:20 #5 – ø11 Cluster-like voicings – maj6 and maj7 on a I chord
2:44 #6 – Melodic Skips in the Top-note melody
3:08 #7 – Maj7(b5) voicings and Altered Voicings for the Tonic Chord
3:32 #8 – The Minor 3rd Trick and the Maj7(#5) voicing
3:54 #9 – Diminished Voicings for Dominants
4:18 #10 – Melodic Pedal Point
4:42 #11 – Arpeggiating is a forgotten art!
5:06 #12 – Counter-movement in the lower voices
5:31 #13 – b5 Upper-structure triad on the V
5:56 #14 – Tune Up in Minor
6:21 #15 – Tritone voicings and a great way to resolve them
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