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Jazz Guitar Chord Progressions 2 - ii V I Drop 2 Chords on the Middle 4 Strings

When learning how to play jazz guitar, many of us start by learning chord shapes in different inversions across the neck, often in all 12 keys.

While this is a great way to get important shapes under our fingers, such as Drop 2 and Drop 3 voicings, we are often left asking ourselves, "Now that I can play all these chords, how do I use them in a practical situation?"

Jazz Guitar Chord Progressions 1 - Drop 2 ii V I 1

One of the most commonly used chord progressions in jazz, the ii V I VI group of chords is one that every jazz guitarist needs to master in order to be able to convincingly and correctly comp over their favorite tunes.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #7 - ii V I in C Minor

In today’s  jazz guitar chord lick video lesson, we’ll be checking out a short but sweet  minor ii V I lick in the key of C.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #6 - Descending Bassline ii V I

In today's jazz guitar chord lick video lesson, we’ll be checking out a cool sounding and fun to play ii V I chord line that features a descending bass line on the iim7 chord in the style of Jim Hall, Ed Bickert and Joe Pass.

 

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #5 - Parallel m7b5

In today's jazz guitar chord lick video lesson, we’ll be checking out a short but very sweet minor key ii V i lick that uses the parallel m7b5 concept.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #4 - Lenny Breau Walkup

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we'll be checking out a fun walkup over Bb7 and Eb7 in the style of the late, great Lenny Breau.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #3 - Joe Pass ii V I

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we’ll be checking out a ii V I chord soloing lick that is inspired by the classic jazz guitar chord solos of Joe Pass.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #2 - Double Stops

In today’s Jazz Guitar Chord Lick lesson, we’ll be checking out a double-stop organ-style phrase that brings to mind the chord solos of players such as Jimmy Smith, George Benson and other organ trio masters.

Jazz Guitar Chord Licks #1 - G Major 2 5 1

In today’s jazz guitar chord lick lesson, we’ll be taking a look at a ii V I chord lick in the key of G major that uses different Drop 2, rootless and 3rd and 7th voicings to harmonize a fun and easy to play melody line.