In this lesson, watch as the chordscales for major ii-V-I progressions are derived their component 13th chords and then see how they are used by Miles Davis in his improvised solo over the tune "It's Only A Paper Moon" from his 1951 Prestige release, "Dig."
Watch this short video for an overview of the content of this course.
Five Essential Seventh Chords
Major ii-V-I Progression
Minor ii-V-i Progression
Introduction to Chordscale Theory
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About the instructor
Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on JazzPianoOnline.com.