By taking this course with Randy Johnston, you can expect both to improvise and comp more freely and interestingly…with more flow! Sounding much more Jazzy on progressions that are common to almost every Standard and Bebop tune.

Randy teaches step-by-step many ways to solo and comp through the Back Cycle progression [essential to negotiate almost all the tunes in the standard jazz repertoire]. Covered in the class are the theory of how the progression(s) were derived, why they are important, examples of tunes they can be applied to, and specific examples of both lines and chord changes to play over these progressions in two very often used keys.

  • Sub-topic 1 Derivation of the Back Cycle and why it is important
  • Sub-topic 2 Specific written lines to play over the numerous Back Cycle examples provided
  • Sub-topic 3 Applications of the Back Cycle to several different standard tunes and to the Blues, in two very common keys


  • Comping
  • Harmony
  • Soloing
  • Standards
  • Theory


Running time: 41 minutes
2 Pages PDF Included

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Back Cycle Strategies-The LINK to the ii-V-I Full Class 00:41:40

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