Part of Jim Mahaffey's The Ten-Minute Jazz Series
This is Volume 5 in the Series -- The I-VI-II-V-I Progression
· After mastering the ii-V-I, the minor vi chord is used to create a progression similar to "Rhythm Changes", or I-vi-ii-V-I.
· This very important progression uses skills already discussed and learned in previous volumes, but in the above sequence, or BbMaj9-Gm9-Cm9-F9-BbMaj9. The frequently-used AABA form is introduced, as well as the terms "bridge"and "riff." The circle of fourths and fifths is also discussed in depth.
· Secondary dominants are clearly explained and illustrated as substitutes for diatonic chords both in the bridge section and in the ii-V-I sequence.
· New chords in the iii-vi-ii-V bridge include D9-G9-C9, and F9. The "Bebop" style is used in the ABAA bonus chart called Boppin' the Riff.