The Diminished Chord (Dom 7th Chord Substitute)

Advanced guitar players know that the diminished triad and the half diminished chord can be used in place of dominant 7th chords. Just listen to the opening triplets on Red House by Jimi Hendrix. I show the relationship between the diminished chords and the dominant 7ths built from the major scale. And I have some choice chord shapes, riffs and a chord progressions using the m11b5 chord.

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Altered Chords: Altered Dominant 7th Chords

Altered chords are most often used by jazz musicians, but there are some that have made there way into popular music genres, From the 7#9 made famous by Jimi Hendrix or the 7#5 chord use by many different guitar players. I cover 26 different 7alt and altered 7th chords and teach you why and how to use them.

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12 Types Of Seventh Chords

Each of the 4 triads in music builds different types of seventh chords, but you can also build suspended and major b5 7th chords as well. I cover the 2 types of sevenths common to various genres and cover the intervals in each type. And I have examples of guitar voicings for each type.

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C Major Scale Chords (Every Diatonic Chord)

In this article, I created tables that list the intervals for each of the 7 modes from the C major scale, as well as tables for the 80+ chords that can be built from the scale. In the chord tables, I show the notes in each chord as well as any other chord names that have the same notes.

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Circle Of Fifths: Fundamental Music Theory

The circle of fifths is an excellent music theory graphic that every musician should know inside and out. It shows you all the notes in any major or natural minor scale and the key signature for each of those scales. You can also use it to build the triads in the major scale, as well as use it for transposing and modulation.

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Extended Chords: Double Extended G7 Guitar Chords

Adding a note to a 7th chord makes the chord an extended 7th chord. I define a double extended chord as two scale degrees added to a 7th chord. There are 3 dominant 7th extended chords that can be built from the major scale: 9/11, 9/13 and 11/13. I have 27 open and closed guitar chord voicings for those chords in G from the C major scale.

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