From Jazz Chops for Guitar
by Buck Brown
Shifting is changing positions. With a lot of practice, this becomes
easy. The trick is to practice your shifts accurately and with ease
repeatedly so that accuracy and ease become the habit. There are
various shifts you will see repeatedly in jazz tunes, so here are a few of
the most common chord shifts to practice:
Exercise 1: iimin9-V7 b9-I6/9—1st Finger Anchor
Dmin9/C G13b9/B C69/A
xx1114 xx1214 xx1123
Following is one method of reharmonization. This is a huge topic and
many more reharmonization techniques exist, but the material shown
here should get you started.
Exercise 2: iimin7 to bV13 Substitute—Chromatic Bass Line
There are three sets of fingerings for this exercise…do all three just like the first one.
Fortunately, the fingerings don’t change during each exercise.
Exercise 3: iimin9 to V13 b9—1st Finger Anchor