Micro Lesson 093: "F Major" Smooth Jazz Progression


Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 093"
 

This Micro Lesson might be the busiest yet with a seriously busy chord workout covering nine chords in just four measures. 

This busy chord harmony in "F Major" produces a progression that falls into the style of, "Smooth Jazz." 

The chords are all of the seventh or extended quality and move rapidly across voicings built from the 5th and 6th guitar strings. 

There are plenty of twists and turns in the harmony of the progression. In measure one we find the root chord, (Fmaj.7), along with the 2nd and 3rd chords of the key. However an "Em7" chord is included as a borrowed chord from the "F Lydian" harmony. 

The "F/G" chord in measure two behaves like a "G9sus" and operates as a "Secondary Dominant," chord to pull the progression back into the root chord in bar three.  

The third measure mixes chords from the key signature along with, Modal Interchange chords of, "Cm7," and "EbMaj.7." 

The final measure applies further use of Modal Interchange using a, "Vm," chord to turn the progression back around to the top. Enjoy!

Micro Lesson 093: "F Major" Smooth Jazz Progression






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