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STARTER TRACKS

STARTER TRACKS give you the opportunity to play with with any of our BEGINNING level tracks in a limited number of keys instead of all 12. Each progression is presented here in 5 easy keys to help you start improvising without getting overwhelmed. You can also purchase the TRIO version of each set (for 50% OFF) if you want to use the recorded PIANO parts as a examples of how to play through each set of chord changes.

Major ii/V
Slow Major Turnaround
Breezin' Changes
Slow Minor Turnaround
Slow Bossa Turnaround
Traditional Blues
Slow Jazz Blues
Slow Rhythm Changes
MAJOR ii/V (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, and G)    SEE THE CHANGES
The most common and basic chord progression in jazz, these chord changes are the building blocks for all the jazz harmony you'll need to know. Slow swing tempo (mm= 86)

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SLOW MAJOR TURNAROUND (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

ii-7 / V7 / IM7 / VI7(b9) This simple 4 bar progression adds a resolution chord (I) to the ii/V and uses the VI chord to return (or turnaround) to the ii chord. It is found in such tunes as Lady Be Good, I've Got You Under My Skin, Shiny Stockings, Chelsea Bridge, Gone With The Wind. Slow swing tempo (mm = 88)

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BREEZIN' CHANGES (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

IM7 / VI7 / ii-7 / V7. Easy funk groove on one of the most common chord progressions in jazz. It can be found in hundreds of tunes, including Blue Moon, Since I Fell For You, Moonlight In Vermont, I Got Rhythm, These Foolish Things, Polka Dots and Moonbeams. Slow straight 8th (mm = 78)

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SLOW MINOR TURNAROUND (Keys of Am, Dm, Gm, Cm and Em)    SEE THE CHANGES

ii-7(b5) / V7alt / i / vi-7(b5). This is the minor key version of the turnaround which you will need for playing these tunes: Angel Eyes, What's New, Funkallero, You Don't Know What Love Is. Slow swing tempo (mm = 96)

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SLOW BOSSA TURNAROUND (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

An extended variation of the MAJOR TURNAROUND. II7 / V7 / IM7 / IV7 / iii-7/ VI7 This progression is used in Perdido, I Wish You Love, Tangerine, But Not For Me, Our Love Is Here To Stay. Slow bossa nova (mm= 100)

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TRADITIONAL BLUES (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb, and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

The most universal of all blues forms, this progression uses only the I, IV and V chords. Slow swing tempo (mm = 110) (3:40)

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SLOW JAZZ BLUES (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

This set of chords adds some bebop elements to the TRADITIONAL BLUES. Well-known jazz tunes based on this version of the blues include Billie's Bounce, Blue Monk, C Jam Blues, Sonnymoon For Two, Tenor Madness, Now's The Time, Straight No Chaser, Bags' Groove. Medium swing tempo (mm= 96)

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For help with these tracks, watch Jazz Piano Voicings: Basic Jazz Blues and Jazz Piano Voicings: Advanced Solo Concepts for Basic Jazz Blues
SLOW "RHYTHM" CHANGES (Keys of C, F, Bb, Eb and G)    SEE THE CHANGES

This progression is based on George Gershwin's song I Got Rhythm, and has been used for many swing and bebop era compositions, such as Oleo, Anthropology, Rhythm-A-Ning, Cottontail, The Flinstones (TV Theme). Medium swing tempo (mm = 150)

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Be sure to download your FREE chart showing the chord changes for every track in each set.

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