Asked • 06/12/19

How can I pick a minor II - V on a Real Book standard?

I'm having trouble understanding when to play minor7♭5 and dominant7♭9 chords. This is definitely because I didn't pay enough attention during my lessons (sorry teachers). I'm currently working through 'Easy Living'. In bar 6 there is a G-7 and a C7. We're in the key of F Maj so it makes sense that's just a good ol' II - V. BUT in bar 7 there's a big fat A7 - D7, then in bar 8 G-7 and C7 repeat themselves. Does the modulation in bar 7 change how I treat the G-7 and C7? FURTHERMORE. There's a B♭7 that leads into an E♭-7 A♭7 (there's a lot of modulation going on here) I confuse. Basically I just need to know how to pick a minor II - V. I think then I'll be able to answer my own question. So if you have an answer, it would sure help me out!

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John B. answered • 05/24/20

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Carlos S. answered • 03/28/20

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