8 II-V-I Variations
Unless you are totally new to jazz, I’m sure you are well aware that its most frequent recurring harmonic progression is the II-V-I. And for this reason we tend to spend a great portion of our practice time, both learning to comp and improvise over it. But did you know that the II-V-I comes in countless flavors? If so, are you proficient with all of them? If not, please read on….
In this lesson I cover 8 important II-V-I variations you will encounter in most jazz standards! In doing so I also give you several examples of where each variation can be found in several known standards. Finally, I list their best corresponding scales and demonstrate some chord voicings you can use if you are just getting started.
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