Watch the Iroquois online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Play Jazz Guitar 7: Style Diversity

Iroquois - Breakdown is a video guitar lesson presented by Frank Vignola and is sourced from Essentials: Chord Melody Etudes.


This one is based on the A section chord progression to "Cherokee" which is one of the most popular standards played today. It is in the key of Bb. The progression is 1 - 1(7) - 4 - 4(minor) - 1 - 6 - 2 - 5 - 1. A common progression. You are starting to see how these common progressions are used in so many standards. Again, cleanliness and practicing these etudes slowly are essential to playing clean. Chromatics are discussed and how to connect chords using chromatics. Anticipations are included again. You will start to realize how essential these techniques are.