Watch the The Imaj7 VIIm7 Progression online guitar lesson by Brad Carlton from Guitar Lab: The Imaj7 VIIm7 Progression

Hi, I'm Brad Carlton and welcome to Guitar Lab: The Imaj7 VIIm7 Progression. This course will present a thorough analysis of the modal options for soloing over a Imaj7 VIIm7 progression in the "street key" of D. The term street key refers to the home base chord of the progression (determined by your ear) which may or may not be the home base chord of the theoretical key(s). You'll learn how to view chord voicings as a "safety net" when soloing, how to build arpeggios which serve as a melodic framework, how to organize modal options based on a chord formula with real or implied extensions, how to utilize common tones between different chords, how to apply pentatonic subscales of the various modes, how to utilize power chord structures based off arpeggios for smooth jazz sounds, and how to recognize triads within the heptatonic arpeggios for each mode. Let's get started.