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.
The Emadd9 guitar chord, like all m add9 chords, has a distinctive, almost eerie sound. It's a good chord to use if you are a songwriter. The Em9 chord, on the other hand, sounds rich and full. Both chords add depth to any song. I have a total of 26 open and closed guitar chord voicings for these great minor chords.
I have all the music sheets that I use as a guitarist. All the files are free printable PDF files. There are links to the PDF files to download for the following "blank" types of music paper: guitar tab, guitar fretboards, and guitar chord sheets, as well as treble clef staff paper and combo tab and sheet music.
The C major add 9 guitar chord sounds fantastic and is simple to play When I found the most common voicing for a Cadd9 chord, I played it over and over. I have 12 guitar chord voicings for the Cadd9 chord and cover the notes, intervals and the 3 major scales where you will find it. I also have a number of popular song examples that use the chord.
If you ever wondered how chords are made, then you may be surprised that they are built from scales. The majority of chords in popular songs are build from the major scale. More complex chords, favored by jazz guitarists, come from the harmonic and melodic minor scales, as well as the whole tone, augmented and diminished scales.