I could write a book about ii-V progressions…

So, here’s this week’s Sunday Morning offering:

It’s a wonderful tune from Rodgers & Hart, replete with ii-V chord sequences, so I thought I’d do a short, quick-n-dirty lesson on how they apply in this tune. In the lesson, I discuss the various ii-V sequences in the tune, but I don’t go into chord fingerings for the inversions that I play. If you already have a good repertoire of chord structures, then you’ll be good to go. If you don’t, I’d recommend my “Nuts & Bolts Approach To Chords” DVD. Just sayin’. You can order it at my web store!

Ooops, just noticed an error in the instruction video at 6:00. That should be Am7-D7 rather than Em7-A7, leading up to the Gm7-C7. Mea Culpa! Correct version at 7:40.

Anyhow, have fun with this, and stay tuned for the occasional little lesson like this!

Posted on January 27, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. John,

    Rolly is back with Sunday morning tunes. He used to do this awhile back. I have always liked his playing. He is one of the few fingerpicking guy I know of who became a good flat picker also.

    Did you know Paul Prestopino? I have been getting together with a ukulele and a base player and working on what they are calling a jugband (sans jug so far). Paul is going to be part of this project, he has quite a storied history in folk music!

    Sandy and I are thinking of you and Susan, and sending our love and well wishes.

    Ron

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. Hi Rolly!!

    Thanks for your recent two messages/lessons.  You and I talked several time a couple years back.  I am 79 years old now and continue to study and play.  Thanks to Grossman I own all of your extant video lessons.  Just this last week I was going through your Noodling Video.  Thanks for now offering the PDF files.  Before sometime I had a hard time seeing what you were doing with your finger placements on inversions.  I have been to Steve Kaufman’s camp  and play and study about 15 hours per week.  Mostly working on Travis picking and Hal Leonard’s intermediate arrangements.  I trust your practice I  going well.  I see your Aussie is in good shape.  My Aussie is getting old but is the smartest dog I’ve ever had.

    Thank you so much for your contribution to my music journey.  You have helped me and I am sure many others.

    Bernie Finch

    From: RollyGuitar Reply-To: RollyGuitar Date: Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 10:47 AM To: Bernie Finch Subject: [New post] I could write a book about ii-V progressions…

    Rolly posted: “So, here’s this week’s Sunday Morning offering: It’s a wonderful tune from Rodgers & Hart, replete with ii-V chord sequences, so I thought I’d do a short, quick-n-dirty lesson on how they apply in this tune. In the lesson, I discuss the various ii-“

  3. Enjoyed this. Thank you. It’s good to be reminded now and again of the building blocks.

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