The minor II V I can be a difficult chord progression to play on and have a varied vocabulary on. In this video I am going to go over how you can approach it in several different ways with Phrygian Chords, Melodic minor and Tritone Substitutions.
In the video I will demonstrate the different Minor II V I approaches and talk about how to use them both in terms of comping, voicing choices et and also soloing and arpeggios.
I also talk a bit about what will fit with the melody of a piece.
Content of the video:
0:14 Minor II V I The Progression in this video
0:42 Basic II V I – Demonstration
1:03 Scales, Voicings, extensions
2:31 Arpeggios for a m7b5 chord
4:33 Locrian natural 2/ Locrian #2 – Demonstration
4:54 Melodic minor for m7b5
5:15 Chord voicings for m9(b5)
5:54 How does it fit the melody?
6:48 Arpeggios from Melodic minor
7:50 Tritone sub – Demonstration
8:12 Using a Tritone sub dom7th instead of the IIm7b5
8:26 The progression with these chords
8:56 When does it fit the melody?
9:41 Voicing Options and considerations
9:57 The bonus Blue note!
11:51 Phrygian Chord – Demonstration
12:10 What is a Phrygian Chord
13:19 Comping a Phrygian sound
14:06 Soloing on a Phrygian Chord
14:36 How you can use them and where
14:55 Tritone II V – Demonstration
15:17 Tritone substitution of the entire cadence
16:23 Strategies for soloing over a tritone sub
17:27 Borrowing II from Major – Demonstration
17:49 How it works – modal interchange
18:13 Using the brighter sounding II chord
19:34 Voicing considerations
19:56 Soloing over the borrowed II chord
20:43 Do you have a great reharmonization or scale choice for a minor II V I?
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