Watch the 2-5-1 Major & Minor online guitar lesson by Frank Vignola from Next Steps Jazz: 2-5-1 Progressions

Here's a song that combines a major 2-5-1 and a minor 2-5-1. You'll notice how familiar this sound is and how well these two progressions work together. This sound is very common in music. For the first progression the 2 is an A minor7, the 5 is a D dominant7 and the 1 is a G major7. For the second progression the 2 is an F# minor7, the 5 is a B dominant7 and the 1 is an E minor7. Let's try different voicings and positions to explore the variations of color that we can create in this very common sounding song.