Another way to apply pentatonic major to ii V I progressions

Another way to look at II V I progressions is to treat the I chord as lydian. So, back in the user friendly key of C, we have Dmin G7 and Cmaj7.

This makes our choices: F C and G major pent over the Dmin, F C and G major pent over the G7 and D C and G major pent over the Cmaj7.

Some things to try:

1) G major pent over Dmin, to F major pent over G7, to D major pent over Cmaj7. It’s like instant hip!

2) F major pent over Dmin, to G major pent over G7, to D major pent (2 beats) resolving to C major pent over Cmaj7.

This will broaden your tonal palette with major 7 kinds of chords.

Enjoy!

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