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Guitar Lesson 3

Essential guitar chords for jazz

By Brian Turner

Ex. 5
In traditional harmony, the V is a dominant 7 while the ii is a minor 7. However, in jazz the ii is frequently changed to a dominant 7 also. So the ii v would be G7 to C7. Changing the minor chords to 7ths is what is commonly called a secondary dominant.

guitar jazz chords

Play the ii V using only dominant 7 chords in every key.

guitar jazz chords