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Jazz Chord Progressions

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Progression #1 (I - VI - II - V)
Am7
Dm7

C^


F^


Dm7

G7

Progression #2 (Major Cycle)


Bm7(b5)
Em7


Am7

G7

C^


[C7]

Progression #3 (Blues)
C7


F7

Dm7


Fm7


Dm7(b5)

F7

C7

[F#]

C7

[A7]

G7

C7

[A7]

Progression #4 (Minor Cycle)


Bb7
Eb^


G7(b9)

Dm7

G7

Ab^


Cm

[or Cm6]

Progression #5 (Minor Blues)

Cm

Fm

[C7]

[A7]

Cm

Dm7(b5)

G7(b9)

C^

Cm

[A7]

Dm7(b5)

G7(b9)

Progression #6 (I - VI7 - II - V)
A7
Dm7

G7

Progression #7 (I - VI7 - II7 - V7)


C^

C^

A7

D7

G7

Progression #8 (modulating to IV and back)


C7
F^
Fm6


C^


D7


Dm7


G7

Progression #9 (Back cycling from # IV)


B7(b9)
Em7

F#m7(b5)


Dm7


C^


Em7

A7

G7

C^


Am7

Fm7


Dm7

Am7/G

Progression #10 (tritone subs)


Gb7
F^

Eb7


Db7

Progression #11 (tritone subs with I-VI-II-V)


C^


D7


C^


C^

Bb7

A7

Ab7

G7

Eb^


Db7

Progression #12 (Modal Interchange)


Em7
Fm7

Eb7


Bb7


Ab^


Db^

Progression #13 (Diminished passing chords)


C#
Dm7
D#

C^


Em7


F^


F#


G7

Progression #14 (Diminished reharmonization)


Em7(b5) A7(b9)
Dm7
F#m7(b5) B7(b9)

C^

Em7

F^

Am7(b5)

D7

G7

Progression #15 (chromatic basslines)


C^


Em7

A7

Bm7(b5)

G7

Am7/G


C^

F#m7(b5)

Eb

F^

Eb^

Ebm7

Ab7

C7

G7

Fm7

Fm7


Dm7

Progression #16 (Solar by Miles Davis)


Gm7

Cm

Am7


Dm7

E7(b9)


Bb7

Db^

Dm7(b5)

G7(b9)