Two Five Progressions
Two five progressions are very common in jazz. "Two five" means the 2nd chord in a key, followed by the 5th chord in a key. For example: In the key of C, the chords are: CMaj Dm7 Em7 FMaj G7 Am7 Bm7b5. Therefore, a I IV II V I progression (1 6 2 5 1) in C Major would be: CMaj Em7 Dm7 CMaj. I IV II V I is a common intro. The following exercise cycles through II IVs every key.
listen to this exercise (1st 8 bars only)