Related ii Chords

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Lesson Description

In combination with dominant chords, related ii chords can dramatically increase the reharmonization potential of any progression. Watch this lesson and see how a basic ii-V-I-V/ii progression is reharmonized into five unique and highly chromatic progressions. Learn what a related ii chord is, how and where to use it (and not use it) and download practice sessions to start using these versatile chords in your music. 


Watch this short video for an overview of the content of this course.



Five Essential Seventh Chords

Major ii-V-I Progression

Minor ii-V-i Progression

Substitute Dominants

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Bill Rinehart
Bill Rinehart

About the instructor

Bill did undergraduate work at the Berklee College of Music and holds the M.Mus. degree in Jazz Studies from the Boston Conservatory/Berklee College of Music where he studied with Ray Santisi and Charlie Banacos. Bill taught and played extensively around the Boston area for the better part of two decades appearing everywhere from the legendary Ryles Jazz Club in Cambridge MA to a long stand at the Hampshire House on Beacon Hill in Boston before relocating to the Raleigh-Durham NC area where he teaches full-time on