The 3-6-2-5 chord progression is integral to playing jazz standards and improvising.

When things begin to seem repetitive or too familiar, you can spice up the progression by adding alternate chord changes.

This chord progression from Tadd Dameron’s standard tune “Ladybird” uses alternate chords a tritone away from the original roots of the 3-6-2-5, resulting in a very colorful and interesting progression!

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Happy Practicing!

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