The II-V-I progression is perhaps the most widely used of any swing or be-bop chord sequence (besides the 12-bar blues.) Here it is in all 12 major keys. Try to master the arpeggios without having to look at the paper if possible. Play along with an audio track of this progression by clicking on this arrow:
The Dorian minor blues offers up a palette which some consider to be richer and more emotionally expressive than the major blues. Below is a simple step-by-step method for mastering this fun to play genre.
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