Welcome to... "Micro-Lesson 100"
This 100th Micro Lesson takes a look at a popular set of chord changes found in "Jazz Harmony."
This very common sounding Jazz progression is set in the key of, "D Major," and runs across the diatonic harmony movement of, "VI, IV, II, V."
In measure one, we play off of a riff and lick idea based upon the home chord of, "D maj.7." Measure two applies the "VI, IV," movement with an, "F#m7," and a, "G maj.7." Measure three applies the "II" chord in two versions, the "Bm7" and the extension of, "Bm11." The final cadence measure plays through both an "A13" and an altered dominant of "A7#5."
Take your time with the chords if you find them challenging. Work toward memorizing the fingerings and in time their speed will come. Enjoy!
Micro Lesson 100: "D Major" I-VI-IV-II-V Jazz Progression