Jazz School: Major 2-5-1 Chord Progression: Bossa Nova

music notation showing bossa nova piano comping for a major 2-5-1 chord progression

The Bossa Nova rhythm sways left and right rather than swings forward and back, providing a super relaxed, laid-back feel…

Major 2-5-1 Chord Progression: Bossa Nova


Using your ears and knowledge of scales and chord structure, “transpose” this rhythm and voicing pattern to all the keys you want to play in (Suggested keys: F, Bb, Eb)

Doing so will develop an enormous jazz vocabulary that you will know by ear, intellect, eye, and muscle… laying a rock solid foundation for fluent improvisation.

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