• Harmonic Upgrades: Graduating From Triads To Sevenths

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    For anyone serious about improving their chordal vocabulary and sound, this lesson is about upgrading triads to sevenths in all inversions.

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    [NEW SERIES] “16 Chords In 16 Weeks!”

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    To kick off 2016 the right way, we’re starting a new free series teaching you 16 chords in 16 weeks, including pdf cheat sheets, a quick guide to remember chords, over 2016 exercises to retain chords, and more!

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    Here’s a way to multiply your chordal vocabulary… OVERNIGHT!

    If you’ve been following this blog for a while, you’ve seen several lessons on “inversions.”

    For those of you who don’t know, an inversion is simply a different way to play a chord. And here’s a simple rule to remember…

    The number of ways to “invert” a chord is equal to the number of notes in the chord!

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    Anyone else want to learn another easy way to classify chords?

    Most people just classify chords by name and chord quality (major vs minor, augmented vs diminished). But today, I want to show you another world. Here’s how to think of chords by the number of notes they contain. This will be short and to the point.

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    Seventh Chords

    Now that you know how to build a major chord, we want to introduce you to another type of chord. If you remember, a 3-toned chord is called a “Triad.” A 4-toned chord is called a “Seventh” (what we will learn today)! A seventh (or dominant) chord is built similar to a major triad. In […]

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