Asked • 05/01/19

2-5-1 Jazz progression and modes?

I am classically trained and just started looking into jazz theory. I understand that the 2-5-1 progression is a good place to start. My basic understanding is to play the above progression with arpeggios 1-3-5-7 combinations for improvisation. I also understand that 2 "types" of jazz are possible: modal or chord based. My first question is: If I am in C Ionian mode, my progression is Dm, GM, CM or any variations of these basic chords( I guess??) However, if I am in the Dorian mode(or any modes), does it change from D,G,C to E,A,D and so on through the modes?

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Daniel V. answered • 05/05/19

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