Announcement: Releases “Jazz Common Chord Progression in Gmaj7 - Easy Jazz Guitar Lesson on Chords”

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Claude teaches this easy jazz lesson in the key of G using the 2 5 1 chord progression as follows: for the 2 chord, Am7 (A minor seven), for the 5 chord, D7 and for the 1 chord, GM7 (G major seven). Typically the 2 5 1 chord progression consists of one bar of the 2 chord, one bar of the 5 chord and two bars of the 1 chord, but in this demonstration, Johnson only plays one bar of the 1 chord and follows it with one bar of the 6 chord which is E7. “That gives it a really nice twist,” says Johnson. “Normally it would be a minor chord, but in this case we are giving it a temporary dominant.” Claude demonstrates how you can solo over this progression using the G Major Scale. Guitar tabs are available for this easy beginner jazz guitar lesson at

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus," the eighth.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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