Harmony/Chords

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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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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The Jimi Hendrix Chord

The E7#9 Jimi Hendrix Chord Some people would call this a “jazz chord” 🙂 We musicians of course (should) know better: we know there is no such thing called “jazz chords”. There’s only stacking 3rd intervals. When you keep stacking 3rds above the 7th in the chord, you get chords with tensions, which jazz musicians
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Improvising with Dim7 Arpeggios over V7

Improvising with Dim7 Arpeggios over V7 A couple of weeks ago I posted a free lesson here about the dim7 arpeggio. If you need a quick recap on this, check out the dim7 arpeggio fingerings here: The Dim7 Arpeggio I also wrote in the past about the 3 ways dim7 chords are used in music.
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Soloing with Triad Substitution Pairs over The V I Progression

Soloing with Triad Substitution Pairs over The V I Progression This is a continuation from last week’s blogs: G and Am Triad Substitutions over a C Groove and Triad Substitution Pairs over The V7 Chord It is essential that you study these 2 blogs first before moving on. This will help you understand the material
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