2 5 Chord Progression With Bass Line

2 5 Chord Progression With Bass Line


The 2 5 chord progression, also referred to as II – V is a common chord sequence that is used in a wide variety of music and genres and is best known in Jazz harmony. This progression follows its roots up in 4ths for example in the key of C major the II chord would be Dm traveling to the V chord G major. If using four part chords this example would be the II chord Dm7 traveling to the V chord G7. Another term that can be used would be the Supertonic the II chord to the Dominant V chord .


The 2 5 chord progression also can be used in the Harmonic Minor key. For example in the key of C Harmonic minor the II chord would be D diminished traveling to the V chord G major. If using four part chords this example would be the II chord Dm7b5 traveling to the V chord G7.


In addition to the Major scale and the Harmonic minor scale (from where all these chords are derived from ) we can implement the Melodic minor scale II – V progression For example in the key of C melodic minor the II chord would be D minor traveling to the V chord G major. If using four part chords this example would be the II chord Dm7 traveling to the V chord G7. By far the most popular and the most used is the 2 5 chord progression in a major key followed by a 2 5 chord progression in the Harmonic minor key.


In this video I will demonstrate the 2 5 chord progression in the key of D, C, Bb, Ab, Gb, and E. Major, using the cycle of 4ths to navigate. In addition I will add a bass line to the progression to spice it up a bit.


As usual keep on playing and enjoy.


* ( In the video I mentioned that I will demonstrate the 2 5 chord progression in all 12 keys. That is technically incorrect I performed the progression in 6 different keys but utilized all twelve notes available.)

Videos Below

2 5 Chord Progression With Bass Line Lesson 1

2 5 Chord Progression With Bass Line

2 5 Chord Progression With Bass Line Lesson 2

2 5 chord progression with bass line lesson 2

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