Chord Formula PDF + Mp3 posted at my Patreon: https://bit.ly/2F9pYwz
Skip to 14:07 to hear the seventh chord jam! This video teaches the basic structure behind major seventh (maj7), minor seventh (m7) and Dominant Seventh (7th) chords, as well as how to play them as a guitarist and how to use them when writing. They do fit into our major keys and modes which means soloing and singing over them should be a breeze as long as you’re putting them in the right spot.
The concept I’m teaching is commonly referred to as the “harmonized major scale”. For many guitarists, this concept isn’t very intuitive due to the geometry of our instrument. Therefore I prefer to teach this “shortcut method” to harmony before exploring actual extended chords and harmonies. I do recommend you continue your research into this topic by googling and watching videos on “the harmonized major scale”. I’ve also skipped over the vii chord since this video is NOT about diminished- I have other videos on that chord!
In addition to writing chord progressions using extended chords and staying in key, I also include several methods to writing without adhering to a key. Also I include fairly detailed walkthrough of how to take this concept and actually apply it by producing a jam section using the chords taught in this video.
Scale Degrees: https://youtu.be/tojM1qapHSU
Diatonic Major Scale Chords: https://youtu.be/M8eItITv8QA
Diatonic Minor Scale Chords: https://youtu.be/j-j4g0ktPGw
Relative Modes: https://youtu.be/lPDVo-7Ua28
These videos would not exist as they do today if it weren’t for the support of the fine folks who have donated to my Patreon. If you enjoy these videos you owe them a debt of gratitude, especially the following people:
Don Dachenhousen III
Free online guitar lessons for beginners, intermediate, and advanced players. Located in Crystal Lake, Jake Lizzio provides free jam tracks and video lessons for guitar players, as well as music theory videos and other music education content.