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    “The Minor 11th Chord

    Some of you may not have wide enough hands to play this chord. So what I’ll do is give you the notes, but you have to come up with a way to play it that’s best suitable for you.

    Note: One thing about playing by ear is that there is NO set finger position because you are not reading notes on a page. You must be able to “improvise” in order to create the best outcome for every musical situation.

    The chord will be listed below; if you have to split it up into two hands, do so. If you have to get rid of a note, do so (but make sure it is a note that doesn’t affect the sound of the chord too much, ok?)

    “The C minor 11 Chord”

    Bass = C

    Right hand = Eb + G + Bb + D + F

    Note: It is a minor 11th because of the “F.” If you don’t fully understand the “extended tones” concept, here is an overview:

    For example, in C major:

    1 = C
    2 = D
    3 = E
    4 = F
    5 = G
    6 = A
    7 = B
    8 = C (next octave)
    9 = D
    10 = E
    11 = F
    12 = G
    13 = A
    14 = B

    So if you play a “C major triad” with an added “D”, then you are playing a major 9th chord. If you play a “C major triad” with an added “D” and “F”, then you’re playing a major 11th chord. Does this make sense?

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