Jazz Chord Progressions: VI-V-IV-III

Jazz Chord Progressions: VI-V-IV-III

The most used Jazz Chord Progressions of all appears in,

Used in some musics like: “Hit the road Jack, by Ray Charles”, “We’ll be coming back, Calvin Harris” etc.

Jazz Chord Progressions

Let’s check this out:


And that’s the most basic way of playing that progression you will get.

Some of you probably want to spice it up some more to get more originality, am I right?

So, let’s get a little more crazy and add some notes in those chords to make it even more jazzy !

I have the honor to present: THE VARIABLES !

The roots notes stay the same, however the right hand begins to do chords more difficult.

For this progression we have A LOT OF OPTIONS, like A LOT:

VImin7-V7-IVMaj-IIIaug7 (Amin7-G7-FMaj-Eaug7)

VImin7-I/V-IV-IIIaug7 (Amin7-C/G-F-Eaug7)

VImin7-bVII/I-IV-IIIaug7 (Amin7-Bb/C-F-Eaug7)

VImin7-bVII7/I-IVmaj7-IIIaug7 (Amin7-Bb7/C-Fmaj7-Eaug7#9)

VImin-Vmin-IV-IIImaj (Amin-Gmin-F-Emaj)

VImin7-Vmin7-IVMaj7-IIImaj (Amin7-Gmin7-FMaj7-Emaj)

Sounds compliacted doesn’t it?

Don’t worry our videos will help you out, for each one of them. I promise that you won’t regret it, those progressions sounds amazingly nice !

Pro Tips:

Feel entirely free to mix the progressions together, to be totally original and unique in your art.

If you also, mash up the chords, I can guarantee you that the progression you come up with will perfectly make sense !

Let’s talk about scales, if you wanna make some jazz instrumentals !

By my experience,

The best scale was the blues scale in case of making a lead !

If we are in the key of C, the blues scale would be:


Mix that up, with any of the progressions that are above and you’ll be satisfied promised. 🙂

So go ahead, play some jazz !

That was all about the pro tips that I’ve got for you guys. Welp, for now.

Here’s two of my ancient production with this chord progression:

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