A question I’m always asked by students is for an easy explanation of the ii V I chord progression.
It’s one of the most important jazz harmony “blocks” to know and as saxophone players, essential to be able to improvise over.
So, I created a Mini-Course inside Sax School called the “ii V I workout” which walks students through all the essential skills you need to be able to master it. Plus, you get a bunch of practical exercises you can use in your practice to build your improv skills.
This week though, I wanted to share the first video from the Mini-Course which is an introduction to the ii V I and an overview of the course. I thought you might find this helpful!
Next Steps for learning Improvising
You can check out the complete “ii V I Workout” Mini Course with a free 30 day trial to Sax School available here: saxschoolonline.com
What is in the ii V I Workout Mini Course?
Inside the complete course you’ll learn about “Anchor Notes” and how to use them to easily create solos that sound great. Plus you’ll learn tactics for creating solos using Blues Scales.
There are also a bunch of practical “Jam” exercises where you get to play along with me and develop your improvising.
These exercises are really easy to get started with, but can be used over and over in your own practice. In fact, these are the same exercises I have used in my practice for years as a pro player.
Plus, you’ll get practice backing tracks and worksheets you can download and use.
Other courses inside Sax School
As a Sax School member you can continue your learning about jazz harmony and improvising on sax with the other Mini-Courses and lessons. Along with hundreds of step by step video lessons on famous jazz tunes and classic solos, there are also detailed mini courses on Jazz Modes, Improvising, Using Pentatonic Scales, Rhythm Skills and much more.
Register for the 30 day free trial today to check out the lessons and get started learning!