Minor II-V-I Pattern 1 Based Upon Harmonic Minor Scale

There are numerous jazz resources that provide some nice patterns for II-V progressions that have a one measure duration. Many standards have II-V-I progressions that occur over 4 measures. Once such song is “All Of Me”.  Measures 5 and six are a B7 ( if you are playing tenor or soprano ) and 7 and 8 are an E-.  We can take the two measures of B7 and substitute F#m7(b5) and then B7(b9) . The harmonic minor scale lends itself to this type of progression.  Be sure to download the pattern and try it out on “All Of Me”. You can also use another harmonic minor pattern from the download beginning on measures 9-12.

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