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Use Chords You Know to Create 9th Chords

Use Chords You Know to Create 9th Chords An easy way to add a 9th to a chord, is by playing the chord in the scale that is up 3 letters from that chord, as a 7th chord. I know this sounds complicated when explained like this, but the examples will clear it all up.
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Chord Communication and Some Theory

Chord Communication Whenever you’re in a situation where you need to spell out a specific chord voicing to another musician, you always want to spell out the notes from lowest to highest in order. This might seem “common sense”, yet it’s interesting how often I hear musicians spell out the notes out of order (or
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Drop 2 Voicings On Guitar

Drop 2 Voicings On Guitar This is a continuation of last week’s blog about drop voicings. What Are Drop Voicings? Here’s all the chord fingerings of all the drop 2 voicings in the key of C Move the Cmaj7 fingerings up 5 frets for Fmaj7 chords. Move the Am7 fingerings up 5 frets for Dm7
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Drop Voicings

Drop Voicings Last week we covered closed voicings The Theory of Closed 7th Chord Voicings Drop voicings are “open voicings”, also called “spread voicings” (depending on which music theory book you are reading) The difference between closed and open voicings: Closed voicings: you stack 3rd intervals, the distance between the lowest and the highest note
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Closed Voiced 7th Chords

Closed Voiced 7th Chords When you stack another 3rd interval on top of the 5th of a triad, you get a 4-note chord: a 7th chord. A 7th chord is called that because the distance from the root to the top note is a 7th interval when you stack 3 consecutive 3rd intervals. As a
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