Quiz yourself to see how well you know your 2-5-1 progression.
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Hey guys, Willie Myette
creative jazz edge, I want to welcome you to episode number 16 of the confident improviser podcast. So today we are going to be going through a 251 quiz. This is going to be the first of a few different quizzes that we’re going to do. So this is quiz number one. And this is where you’re going to be able to quiz yourself to see just how well you know your 251 progression. As always, this podcast goes along with the competent improviser program found the jazz edge, you could find more information and also get the replays back at the confident improviser.com. Okay, so 251 quiz number one. So now what we’re going to do is, I am going to shut off the virtual keyboard and in the overhead, just in case you’re watching because I really just want you to listen. So this is going to be a great podcast to listen to in the car. Alright, so just as a quick reminder, what are 251 progression is, if you don’t know your 251 progression, just go back to the previous episode, Episode Number 15, in which I go through the 251 demystified. But basically in the key of C, that would be a D minor seven to a G seven chord, to C major seven
D minor, seven g7, C major seven. That is your 251 progression. D minor is the two chord in the key of C, G seven is the five chord, and then C major is the one chord. So right now let’s just quiz ourselves to see how well we know our two five ones. So what I’m going to do is we’re going to go through a couple of different ways of quizzing you. And then what you might want to do is you might want to be able to pause the video or pause the audio so that you can answer the question before I give you the answer. All right. All right. So first of all, let’s start simple. What is it 251 progression in the key of C? It is D minor seven g7. C major seven. What about 251? in the key of G?
What is it
a minor seven, seven, G Major 7251 in the key of B flat, C minor seven, f seven, B flat major 251 in the key of A, that would be D minor seven, seven, a major 251 in the key of D, that would be a minor seven, a seven, D Major 7251 in the key of G flat, right? That would be a flat minor seven, D flat seven, G flat major 7251 in the key of D flat, D is in dog D flat, what’s the two chord, B flat minor, then a flat seven, D flat major 7251 in the key of E would be what? F sharp minor seven, B seven, E major 7251 in the key of F would be G minor seven, seven, F Major 7251 in the key of E flat key of E flat, that would be F minor seven, E flat seven, E flat major 251 in the key of B is C sharp minor, right? F sharp dominant B major seven. I think we went through all of them, I don’t think that I missed any of them. But that that gave you most of them. Anyway, notice that what I’m doing is I’m also trying to just go in a random order I’m not just moving through, you know, the typical, you know, keys around the circle of fourths or around the circle of fifths. And the reason that I’m doing that is because I really want you to be able to know these 251 progressions and not know them in any particular pattern. Okay. All right. So let’s do another one now. Okay, so now what I’m going to do is I’m going to give you the two chord I want you to tell me what the five and the one is right. So if I give you D minor seven, five and one is what g7 C major. If I give you a minor seven, five is D, one is G. If I give you F sharp minor seven, five is B seven. One is if I give you C minor seventh. five chord is one chord is being played by give you F minor seventh. five chord is B flat. One court is Forgive you B minor seven, five chord is E seven, the one chord is a major by give you E flat minor seventh five chord is a flat, the one chord is D, if I give you C sharp minor five chord is F sharp, the one chord is
if I give you a flat
minor seven, the five chord is D flat seven, one chord is G flat. If I give you G minor seventh five chord is C seven, one chord is F, if I give you a minor seventh five chord is a, the one chord is D. And if I give you B flat minor seven, five chord is E flat. The one chord is a flat. Alright, great job. So now what I’m going to do is I’m going to give you the five chord, okay? And then what I want you to do is fill in what two, five and one is. Okay? So I’m going to give you the five chord so I’m going to give you c seven to start. So two is G minor seven, then the C seven and then one is 540, c seven, that resolves to might have major Alright, next one, he says. So the two chord is B minor seven, five chord is the one chord is a What about a seven? Well, the two chord is D minor, the five chord the one chord is D. What about f dominant seventh. The two chord is C five chord is our one chord is B flat, E flat seven. So the two chord is a flat five chord is the one chord is what about B seven? The two chord is F sharp minor, five chord is be the one chord is what about a flat seven? The two chord is flat five chord is a flat, a one chord is D flat. What about F sharp so the two chord is C sharp minor. The five chord is F sharp seven, the one chord is the major. What about G chord is D minor. five quarters g7 one chord is C D flat seven. two chords D flat minor five chord, D flat. The one chord is G flat, B flat seven. chord is F minor. five chord is B flat, the one chord is and then finally g7 to coordinate minor five D, the one chord. Great job. Alright, so now let’s just go chromatically Okay, let’s go chromatically and we’re just gonna say what the 251 is in each key. So D minor seven g7, C major. And then E flat minor seven, flat seven, E flat major, a minor seven, seven, Major. F minor seven, E flat seven, E flat major, F sharp, F sharp minor seven, seven. Major, G minor seven, seven, Major, a minor seven, flat seven, G flat major. A minor seven, seven, a major minor seven, flat seven, A flat major, a minor seven, seven, a major, C minor seven, f seven, flat Major. And finally, C sharp minor, F sharp, dominant seven, D major. So that is all of your 251 progressions. We’ve done them in random order, we’ve gone up by half steps. We’ve tried just doing you know giving you the two chord giving you the five chord. Okay, so now you just listen back to this podcast episode over and over, it really should start to lock in that 251 progression for you. As always, if You need help. And especially if you’re a member of jazz edge, be sure to join me on Thursdays for my confident improviser q&a sessions. Right. So every Thursday at 1pm, Eastern, the link is right in the site, right. If you’re not a member of jazz edge, you’d like to learn more, just go back to jazz edge.com. All right. So that’s it for this quiz. I’ll see you guys in the next episode.