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Two five one minor progression jazz backing track

This backing track helps you study the  Two Five One progression, (or  II -V- I)  in minor keys. One of the most important progressions, and indispensable for Jazz.

The Video plays the 2-5-1 (in twelve different keys) descending one semitone, that is, chromatically descending each time we change key.

In the picture, you can see the minor progressions in all keys, for different instrument tuning. Instruments in E Flat, instruments in C, instruments in B flat.

2-5-1 minor progression in all keys
2-5-1 minor progression

Backing Track with the full II-V-I minor progression in all keys

If you want to practice each minor two five one individually, here you have the backing tracks for all keys (standard tuning, check the picture to see the equivalent):

F#m7(b5)  B7  Em7   (II- V- I E minor) 

Fm7(b5)  Bb7  Ebm7   (II- V- I E-flat minor)

Em7(b5) A7 Dm7  (II- V- I D minor)

Ebm7(b5) Ab7 Dbm7  (II- V- I D-flat minor)

Dm7(b5) G7 Cm7  (II- V- I C minor)

C#m7(b5) F#7 Bm7  (II- V- I B minor)

Cm7(b5) F7 Bbm7  (II- V- I B-flat minor)

Bm7(b5) E7 Am7  (II- V- I A minor)

Bbm7(b5) Eb7 Abm7  (II- V- I A-flat minor)

Am7(b5) D7 Gm7  (II- V- I G minor)

G#m7(b5) C#7 F#m7  (II- V- I F-sharp minor)

Gm7(b5) C7 Fm7  (II- V- I F minor)

Backing Tracks The Visual Sound Method
Backing Tracks The Visual Sound Method

Study also major Major seventh chords backing track

Major Seventh Chords Descending Chromatic

This backing track helps you practicing a chromatic descending sequence of Major Seventh Chords. You can use this backing track for many purposes, but one goal would be to be able to play non stop the looping sequence, and master your scale or chord changes descending chromatically.

Here you can download the audio file for free:

This is and image of the recorded sequence. Left for Eb instruments, center for Concert Instruments, and right for Bb instruments.

Major Seventh Chords Descending Chromatically
Major Seventh Chords Descending Chromatically
The Visual Sound Method Backing Tracks
The Visual Sound Method Backing Tracks

Practise also II-V-I minor progression backing track

Chromatic Scale Alto Sax Full range table

Chromatic Scale Alto Sax complete
Chromatic Scale Alto Sax complete

On this chromatic scale image you can see the full range of notes you can play on modern alto Saxophones, from  B♭3 to F♯

(above this register altissimo notes begin)

Note: To view full screen image of the chromatic scale, click on it and it will open on a new browser tab.

Take a look at the full fingering chart for alto sax

Full fingering chart Alto Sax

Full fingering Chart Alto Sax
Full fingering Chart Alto Sax

This fingering chart image shows the positions for all Alto Sax notes, usually 33, depending on the instrument.

(More notes can be achieved playing altissimo harmonics)

Note: To view full screen image of the fingering chart, click on it and it will open on a new browser tab.

You can also take a look at the chromatic scale alto sax