Watch the 2-5-1 Major online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Next Steps Jazz: 2-5-1 Progressions
Let's play a song called "Take The A Train". The chord progression is very similar to a 2-5-1 progression. It uses the chords Cmaj7, D dominant7, Dminor7 and G dominant7. We'll take some of the voices that we learned in the previous 1-2-3 Jazz and add the new chord voicings we've learned to make changing between chords in this song a lot easier and more fluid. We'll try a couple of different positions and see what works and sounds the best for you.