{{startLoopTime}}
{{endLoopTime}}
Purchase this course or upgrade to All Access to view this lesson and the associated materials.
Purchase this course or upgrade to All Access to view this lesson and the associated materials.
                  
Soundslice

Video Lessons

You don't have any playlists yet! Click the    button below the video to create a playlist or add it to My Favorites.
  {{playlist.title}}   Recently Watched
{{udText}}
{{udText}}
{{startLoopTime}}
{{endLoopTime}}
Purchase this course or upgrade to All Access to view this lesson and the associated materials.
Purchase this course or upgrade to All Access to view this lesson and the associated materials.
                  
Soundslice

Course Progress

{{courseProgress}}%
{{courseProgress}}%

Jam Track


Chart

  Download Chart (PDF)   Download Tab
  Report a Tab Error or Other Issue
This chart is too large to view in browser. Click the Download Chart (PDF) button above to download the chart.

Please log in or quickly create an account to access the free tab, notation, and jam track for this lesson.

{{lesson.title}} - {{lesson.subtitle}}

Watch the Phrygian: Dom. Over II-V-I online guitar lesson by Kenny Wessel from Shades of Jazz

A progression that we see frequently in jazz and other music and all need to learn to negotiate is an II-V-I progression. Some of us have been probably dealing with an II-V-I progression already, but using all scales derived from the same major key. In this section we're going to discuss how to introduce some altered dominant harmony into our playing using a very familiar scale, one that we've probably already been using in our playing. For instance, for a II-V-I progression in the key of G, many of us would use an A dorian mode over the A min 7, the II chord, then use a D mixolydian mode over the D7 chord (V chord) and resolve to a G major/Ionian mode for the G maj7 chord (I chord). This works, and sounds fine, especially if you target chord tones, use good voice leading, play with melodic and rhythmic interest, etc. If you notice, all these scale choices are in the key of G, and none of the scales contain any altered notes... its very diatonic.

If we want to introduce some altered harmony into our playing, then we can use the D Phrygian mode (instead of the D mixolydian, non-altered scale) over the D7 chord! Now we have an altered dominant sound over the V7 chord: b9, #9, 11, b13. Remember, even though there is no major 3rd in the Phrygian mode, it is implied by the chord we are superimposing the scale over - so we hear the dominant harmony and the b3 (or #9) becomes an altered tension. So with the II-V-I progression: A min 7 / D7#9 / G maj7 , we can use the following scale choices. On the A min 7 chord ,we can use an A dorian mode; for the D7#9, we can use a D Phrygian mode (Bb major scale from the 3rd degree); and for the Gmaj7, we can use a G Ionian mode/G major scale. As you see, this is now not all diatonic. We're going from the key of G major, to Bb major and resolving to G major.

On Sale! Save {{course.promo.Discount}}% with code "{{course.promo.Code}}" - Hurry, this expires in 11 days, {{promoTime}}

Download This Course

Disc + Download + Streaming Instant Download + Streaming
Price
Your Price ({{item.discount_percentage}}% Off)  
Price

Get a Private Lesson

Get 1-on-1 instruction and a personalized assessment from {{course.educator}}

Learn More  
{{privateLessonQuantity}}  -  + Quantity

Use the form below to submit an issue you may have discoverd with our tabs, charts, or other content. Thank you!

Cancel Submit Report
On Sale! Save {{course.promo.Discount}}% with code "{{course.promo.Code}}" - Hurry, this expires in 11 days, {{promoTime}}

We've updated and consolidated the web player settings to make it easier for you to customize your experience. Hit the settings cog icon at the top of the video lesson list to open up the control panel, where you can turn autoplay on or off, choose your video quality, set your default view, and choose which lessons to display (free, in progress, completed, etc.). If you have questions have any issues, please contact our help team at help@truefire.com. Practice smart, play hard!


© 1998-2020 TrueFire, Inc.