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Improv with ii-V’s Moving By Whole-Step

Introduction

This chord progression is a series of ii-V’s that descend by whole-step.

The Chord Progression

Materials to Use

For the duration of each line (4 measures), use the major scale corresponding to the last chord on the line. For instance, play D major for the first line. The move the scale down a whole-step and repeat for a C major on the next line. Once you reach G♭ major, it's time to go back up to the starting scale of D major.

D Major (Line 1)

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d natural
g natural
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f sharp, g flat
c sharp, d flat
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e natural
b natural
g natural
d natural
a natural
e natural
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f sharp, g flat
c sharp, d flat
a natural
e natural
b natural
f sharp, g flat
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C Major (Line 2)

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c natural
f natural
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e natural
b natural
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d natural
a natural
f natural
c natural
g natural
d natural
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e natural
b natural
g natural
d natural
a natural
e natural
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B♭ Major (Line 3)

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a sharp, b flat
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
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d natural
a natural
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c natural
g natural
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
f natural
c natural
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d natural
a natural
f natural
c natural
g natural
d natural
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A♭ Major (Line 4)

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g sharp, a flat
c sharp, d flat
g sharp, a flat
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c natural
g natural
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a sharp, b flat
f natural
c sharp, d flat
g sharp, a flat
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
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c natural
g natural
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
f natural
c natural
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G♭ Major (Line 5)

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f sharp, g flat
b natural
f sharp, g flat
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a sharp, b flat
f natural
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g sharp, a flat
d sharp, e flat
b natural
f sharp, g flat
c sharp, d flat
g sharp, a flat
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a sharp, b flat
f natural
c sharp, d flat
g sharp, a flat
d sharp, e flat
a sharp, b flat
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Backing Track

When you’re ready, play along with the backing track.

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