Lesson 13: Minor ii-V-i's Introduced
Now that you have become familiar with recognizing and improvising over major ii-V-I's, let's look at the minor version. A minor ii-V-i follows the same basic form as a major one, but it is based around a minor key, instead. Let's look at how this works.
With major ii-V-I's, each individual chord is taken from the harmonization of a major scale. Minor ii-V-i's are also built from a harmonization of a scale, but they are fundamentally built from an Aeolian scale, instead. Basically what we are doing in the case of minor based harmonization is just harmonizing the Aeolian mode and then making the V chord a dominant 7.
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