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3 Note Major 251s www. The following 3 note voicings are the most basic way to voice a major 251 progression and allow you to see and understand the voice leading (7ths dropping to become 3rds of the next chord).pianogroove.com The 251 is the most common progression in jazz music. 251 in C 251 in F 251 in Bb 251 in Eb 251 in Ab 251 in Db Type A Type B .

Once you have memorised the notes. As you play. say the name of the chord outloud to develop an association between the name of the chord and how it looks. . feels and sounds. practice without the music and slowly build up the speed with a metronome.251 in Gb 251 in B 251 in E 251 in A 251 in D 251 in G Practise Tips Make sure you practice both Type A and Type B voicings.

pianogroove. The following notation is just for guidance. try to learn these chords by memory as soon as possible.com 7th chords are triads which have been extended to include the 7th degree of the scale. . The additional 7th degree creates a much richer sound than the triad and 7th chords form the basis for studying extended harmony.7th Chords In All 12 Keys www.

Once you are familiar with the chords in root position. C. Each chord has 3 possible inversions – 1st inversion. E etc. 2nd inversion and 3rd inversion. This step is very important so don’t skip this! . Also look at the chord symbol above the stave as you say and play the chord to develop a visual association with the symbol. Db. D. Practice these groups of 7th chord around the circle of 5ths and then chromatically ie.Practise Tips Remember to say the name of the chord out loud every time you change chord. This will help you associate the name of the chord with the hand shape. Eb. the next step is to practise the inversions..

pianogroove.Minor 251 Progression in all 12 Keys www.com Minor scale harmony is much more complex than major scale harmony and so it will take more time and patience to learn and memorise these minor 251 progressions. The voicings presented in this worksheet are the first minor 251s you should learn: Type A Voicings A Minor D Minor G Minor C Minor F Minor Bb Minor Type B Voicings .

Once you can play the voicings com. try to memorise them so you don’t need to read the music. Once you have played them trough a few times.fortably at 60 bpm. . Practise playing the chords on different beats of the bar (not always on beat 1). Next try comping with the chords by playing some of them multiple times per bar and by syncopating the rhythm .this will help you associate the name of the chord with it’s shape and sound. download the minor 251 practise exercises from the forum and play these 251’s in swing time.Eb Minor Ab Minor C# Minor F# Minor B Minor E Minor First of play through the voicings in all 12 keys and familiarise yourself with the shape and sounds of these minor 251s. 2) Next set your metronome to 60 bpm and play through the minor 251’s in time. Also practise saying the same of the chords aloud when you play them . increase the tempo in increments of 10 bpm until you can play these chords comfortable at 120 bpm 3) Using the iRealPro app.