• Five Functions Of Dominant Seventh Chords Every Musician Should Know

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    At the end of this lesson, you’ll understand the functions of dominant seventh chords.

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    Here’s How To Form Dominant Seventh Chords Using Diminished Triads

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    In this lesson, learn how to use the diminished triad to form any dominant seventh chord in seconds.

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    Why The 5-Dominant (V7) Chord Is So Powerful

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    Even when a non-musician hears a dominant seventh chord on the 5th degree of the scale, they immediately begin to expect resolution. Yup, you don’t have to be a musician to know a song or verse is coming to an end. “Hap-py birth-day to——” There it is. Doesn’t “to” give you that feeling of wanting […]

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    Who Else Wants To Learn A Fancy Altered Chord Progression?

    In this lesson, I’m switching things up a little bit.

    Warning: This isn’t for beginners. These chord progressions will require a “stretch” — multiple octave playing. But nevertheless, it’s good to feed the brain with what is to come (hopefully in the near future).

    Today, I want to talk about altered minor chords and altered dominant chords…

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    Here’s the secret to soloing over dominant chords

    In Friday’s lessons, I talked about the “altered” scale (or super locrian mode) and how you can use it to solo over various altered chords.

    Today, I want to talk about another mode you can use to solo or improvise over certain chords.

    That mode is called “mixolydian.” (If you didn’t see my last post, it’ll really catch you up).

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