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Basic Jazz Chords - Introduction

 

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Here I give you a introduction about playing the basic jazzchords on the guitar. The 4th chords have 4 qualities which are deduced from the diatonic chord progression in any major chord on any key. Below you find a small schemata with the qualities and the intervalls from which they are created :

major 7th chords ( 1 3 5 7 )
7th chords ( 1 3 5 b7 )
minor 7th ( 1 b3 5 b7 )
minor 7th flat 5 ( 1 b3 b5 b7 )

The diatonic chord progression in any major key always leads to the following schema :

I - major 7
II - minor 7
III - minor 7
IV - major 7
V - 7
VI - minor 7
VII - minor 7 flat 5

The chords are created by taking a root, a triad, a fith and a seventh from there original mode. You find them displayed below with the summary of there intervalls which finally creats the diatonic chords and diatonic chord progression.

ionian - 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
dorian - 1 2 b3 4 5 6 b7
pyrgian - 1 b2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
lydian - 1 2 3 #4 5 6 7
mixolydian - 1 2 3 4 5 6 b7
aeolian - 1 2 b3 4 5 b6 b7
locrian - 1 b2 b3 4 b5 b6 b7

The tabs are showing that a major scale can be played in different versions. Stop thinking in pattterns, try to understand that the major scale and the related modes are a summary of intervalls and then you will understand that chords finally are a summery of intervalls too which can be played in different variations. This is what this entire tutorial is about. To make you understand this and to teach you the 4 most used of them. But try to understand the theory behind it to get the maximum output of this course.
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