The I-vi-ii-V Chord Progression - Music Theoryby Piano Theory
Release Date:Oct 2, 2014
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In this lesson we’re going to learn a classic chord progression, the I-vi-ii-V. The I-vi-ii-V is commonly used in jazz standards, especially for introductions, and can be set up as a repeating vamp to extend the beginning of a tune. A couple of famous tunes that use the I-v-ii-V progression are “Blue Moon,” by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rogers, and “At Last,” by Harry Warren. We’ll learn a set of simple but elegant voicings for the I-vi-ii-V, as well as a walking bassline to go underneath, and we’ll cap the lesson with a sample lead-in figure to set up the start of the form.