This article covers the notes in the minor triad, minor 6, minor add 9, and minor 6 add 9 chords. I also have 41 open guitar chord shapes for Dm, Em & Am, the 3 minor chords from the key of C major. I also include chord equivalents, chord resolution tendencies and other notes on the minor chords in C major.
I found close to 600 open and closed chords in the key of C major. In this article, I have 70 open chords for C, F & G for the following chord types: major triad, 6, add9, 6 add9, add9/11 & 6 add9/11. You may not have heard of some of the chord types but give them all a try. I only play chords that sound good.
I cover the 7#11 and 7♭5♭9 guitar chords in detail including the intervals in the chords, the scales that build the chords and the notes for the chords in the keys of G and Db. I also have 6 closed voicings for the chords and another 10 open chords for G & D♭.
Most guitar players are familiar with the 7#9 chord, and some may have used or seen a 7#5 chord as well. The 7#5#9 combines the 2 chords for a fantastic dominant 5 chord. I cover the intervals in the chord and the notes in a G7#5#9. I also have a few open and closed guitar chord shapes.
All things diminished are covered in this article. I discuss the 2 main diminished intervals, the diminished triad chord, and other diminished chords and various diminished modes and scales The diminished scales and modes are the scales that build diminished chords and that can be used to solo over those chords.
The major pentatonic scale has 5 notes but only 4 of those notes build usable scales. Most people are familiar with two of them: the major and minor pentatonic scales. But the other two notes build suspended scales. I show which notes build the suspended scales, and have guitar shapes for the scales and for sus2 and sus4 guitar chords.