Sometimes it’s played exactly the same as on a IIm7 – V7 – I progression.

You’ll have to listen to the other chord instruments to know what to do: solo with the Am7 or with the A7 in the back of your mind.
That’s because the bass can play a chromatic line, walking all over the place playing the minor 3rd and the major 3rd.

It makes good sense to talk through the arrangement with your band members before you play these more jazzy type chord progressions.
If the bass player only plays the major third, you HAVE TO play the mixolydian scale.


When we play the tritone intervals that are at the heart of each dominant 7th chord, we end up with a nice and easy progression.

You can use this progression as a guide to construct your solos on.