• Chord progression with various altered chords

    in Chords & Progressions

    Here is a chord progression which utilizes a series of “altered” chords:

    In the key of “Db major“:

    “Fmin7 (b5) — Bb7 (b9) — Ebmin7 (b5)”


    Bass = F

    Right hand = Ab + B + Eb


    Bass = Bb

    Right hand = Ab + B + D


    Bass = Eb

    Right hand = A + Db + Eb + Gb

    Note: You should be able to find a place to “squeeze” this chord progression in. It is very pretty when used at the right time. Let your ear be the judge!

    Thanks again for your time!

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    { 11 comments… read them below or add one }

    1 Shamari Abrahams

    These are awsome jermaine and im just so sorry i dont have a credit card ti buy your courses. I would really buy them if there was another way, any ways thanks alot and God bless you


    2 Jermaine

    Hi Shamari,

    Thanks for your comments! Continue to enjoy this blog. There is thousands of pages of information already loaded in here from archives of mine over the years! With the addition of my daily posts, this will be one of the most resourceful music learning blogs on the net!

    All the best,


    3 lord

    ooooohh yes oh yes this is awsome will work. waow wow wo wowo!!!!!;-)


    4 Jamal


    Just curious, would you continue to play the same alt. scale over the whole progression?

    (if soloing)

    Ab alt?



    5 Joey

    hey i have been having touble playing piano, the way i want to. I am able to play the melody of a song( with some time) and put chords behind them but when comes to going to youth and playing the paino during worship service its a big problem.Usually i find the note of the song but it takes too long to find the melody and put chords around them, so what should i do??


    6 Rollykorg

    Jermine,ur lessions have open wide my understandin and i’m nw transfered 2 higher level.tanx jermine


    7 Jobs for people with disabilities

    Hello, i believe that i saw you visited my website thus i came to “return the desire”.I am attempting to to find things to improve my website!I guess its adequate to use some of your concepts!!



    please i really enjoy lessons with this site and i have learn a lot from you professionals and i would like to ask there are so many types of songs and i will be happy if you would share with me what kind of chords to play in each category of song. for example most often local gospels are more often in ,major chords.


    9 able chords

    a NYC 3-6-2 movement


    10 modénéla

    I wanted to know if the archives could be put together a a PDF resource document, awltogether with the daily posts


    11 Carolyn Clark

    I am really enjoying these progressions, and
    experiment in where and how to use them. Thank
    you Jermaine. God bless you.


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