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Basics Of The Blues

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In this first lesson we'll start out by exploring the type of chord called a â€"dominant 7 chord”. We've touched on this sound briefly in earlier lessons, but now we'll dive fully into this sound and explore how it works within the context of The Blues.

Dominant 7 chords are most often referred to simply by the number 7. If you compare the regular A major chord to the A7 chord, how would you describe the difference? There's certain a lot more tension in the A7 chord. Can you describe the kind of tension? Personally I would call it a bluesy kind of tension, but you may describe it with different words and that's okay.
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