Diminished 7th D String Root

We'll learn how to to play or voice a diminished 7th chord rooted on the D string. Next 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.

Amaj7 (I) / A#dim7 (vii dim/ii) / Bmin7 (ii) / E7 (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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