Diminished 7th A String Root

Now we'll learn how to to play a diminished 7th chord rooted on the A string. We'll learn a typical jazz chord progression using the diminished 7th as a way to get from the I chord to the ii chord. It can be viewed as a vii dim of ii (vii dim/ii), or as an altered VI chord.

Cmaj7 (I) / C#dim7 (vii dim/ii) / Dmin7 (ii) / G7 (V)

We'll learn to voice the chord in a couple of different ways for variety. Finally in the next lesson we'll play the progression along with a backing track.

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