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Top 10 Guitar Practice Hacks

Top 10 Guitar Practice Hacks

Sure you know it, practice is key to becoming a better guitar player, but the tricky part is that practice is often associated in our brains with hard work, difficulty, and struggle. Understand that it’s just the programming of your mind talking. It doesn’t have to be like that. Practice can just as easily be associated with fun, flow and fruitfulness. So let’s take a look at these 10 Guitar hacks to make practice a delight and easy to tackle.

1. Fun and process
First, allow yourself a few minutes to think about what piece of music ( a song, solo, progression, chords or exercise) you would like to practice. Choose something that will really excite you. Write it down.

Now get into the childlike (creative) mindset that you are going to enjoy the process, and not think like an adult who is too often result and goal oriented. The latter might be the very obstacle that will keep you from starting in the first place.

Know that you don’t have to practice for anybody, anything, or any other reason than the incredible joy that guitar playing will bring. Just be in in it for the process!

2. Sacred space
Find a space where you won’t be bothered and disturbed. You need quietness and uninterrupted time to focus and enjoy the pleasant process of practice. Tell your family or friends at home not to disturb you in the next 45 minutes.

3. Prepare to follow through
Print out your favorite song, exercises, scales, solos and lay them out on the table or put them on your music stand. You might want to restring your guitar for a better feel and sound. Get everything ready like picks, tuner, metronome, capo or an amp and pedals. Don’t forget to put the kettle on for a hot cup of tea or make yourself a nice cappuccino to enhance your mood. If everything is all set and ready you make things easier to start practicing right away.

4. Lower the action
A word on the technical side. A lot of guitars have poor or high action which makes playing more difficult and challenging to make your notes sound good. Go to your local guitar shop and see if they can adjust the action of your guitar to improve the comfort and playability of the guitar.

5. Resistance
If you feel any resistance toward practicing, know that it’s just your mind playing tricks and trying to distract you. Your mind is designed to play the devil’s advocate, but that doesn’t mean it’s right. Your resistance doesn’t care if practicing is good for you, or that it will make you grow as a musician and make you deeply happy and fulfilled. Resistance doesn’t care less. It doesn’t give a crap about you. So don’t listen!

6. Unplug
For goodness sake, turn everything off. Turn off all your computers, TV’s, mobile devices, or other digital gadgets that will inevitably distract you from playing. Those evil devices.

Print out your sheet music, don’t watch them on the screen. If you need to listen to music on Spotify for study, or to play Jam tracks for soloing and improvisation download the songs to your phone so you can listen offline and turn the phone to airplane mode.

7. Visualize
All the master guitar virtuosos talk about anticipating your next move and visualizing the overall picture. Think and look ahead in your playing. What will be your next note? Where are your fingers headed and where do you need to place them?

Visualize a detailed picture of you playing your song, playing the scale, the exercise or solo fluently and effortlessly. See it clearly in your mind the way your fingers run smoothly across the appropriate strings and frets and how you’re playing it perfectly. Feel it and believe it when you’re practicing. You have to believe it before you can achieve it.

8. Reps, reps, reps
Practicing is all about reps (just like in bodybuilding). The more reps, the better and more enjoyable the practice becomes. Yet, we need reps with attention and analytics. Focus and observe what you practice, so you can keep making small changes and improvements constantly. Reps will give you the juice.

9. Listen
Practice is important but don’t forget to listen. Listen to the original song carefully. Develop your ears. Learn to listen to each instrument and vocals separately. Listen to the tempo of the song, the rhythm and timing. Follow the chords, chord changes, progressions, solos and individual notes. Closely pay attention and pick up everything you can from every song. Your ears become your best asset in practice.

10. Flow from habit
If you practice guitar daily your fingers will develop muscle memory. The playing becomes easier, more fluid, relaxed and graceful. You will be totally immersed into whatever you practice and start to experience states of flow. Everything seems to be going more effortlessly, pleasantly and improvement and gratification is just what comes about. Enjoy the practice!

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Top 25 Best Pop Songs for Classical – Spanish – Nylon String Guitars

Top 25 Best Pop Songs for Classical – Spanish – Nylon String Guitars

Yes! Today we have a great list of pop songs specifically written for the nylon string guitar, classical guitar and Spanish guitar.

While you can also play these songs on an acoustic guitar, (and vice versa), they just sound profoundly better when you play them on a nylon string guitar. The classical, Spanish and nylon string guitars provide that warm and mellow sound that make these songs really come alive, and give them that special touch and feel.

In classical and flamenco music nylon strings are a prerequisite, but in pop music steel string is more common, so I thought it would be a good idea to put these songs in the spotlight and give them the attention they deserve.

Each song title in the list below contains a Youtube link to the original song. The “Chords” or “TABS” link will take you to the chords, tabs and lyrics and the “More Chords/TABS” link will show you the official transcribed TABS & Chords for more songs from the same artist.

Enjoy and have an amazing one!

1 – Tears in heaven – Eric ClaptonTABSMore Chords/TABS

2 – Fragile – StingTABSMore Chords/TABS

3 – 93 million miles – Jason MrazChordsMore Chords/TABS

4 – Is there anybody out there – Pink FloydTABSMore Chords/TABS

5 – Spanish guitar – The DoorsTABSMore Chords/TABS

6 – Jolene – Dolly PartonChordsMore Chords/TABS

7 – Have you ever loved a woman – Bryan Adams & Paco de LuciaTABSMore Chords/TABS

8 – Heartbeats – José Gonzales TABS

9 – Belle – Jack JohnsonTABSMore Chords/TABS

10 – Keep Your Head Up – Ben HowardTABS

11 – Private Investigations – Dire StraitsTABSMore Chords/TABS

12 – Shape of my heart – StingChordsMore Chords/TABS

13 – Bamboleo – Gispy kingsChords

14 – The Entertainer – Chet AtkinsTABSMore Chords/TABS

15 – Classical Gas – Mason WilliamsTABSMore Chords/TABS

16 – Suzanne – Leonard CohenChordsMore Chords/TABS

17 – Big Love – FleetwoodmacTABSMore Chords/TABS

18 – Meditaranean sundance – Al di Meola & Paco de LuciaTABSMore Chords/TABS

19 – Beautiful people – MelanieChordsMore Chords/TABS

20 – Hotel California – The Eagles – “Hell Freezes over”TABSMore Chords/TABS

21 – The blood – The CureTABSMore Chords/TABS

22 – Nine Million Bicycles – Katie MeluaChordsMore Chords/TABS

23 – 7 days – Craig DavidTABS

24 – Silent Lucidity – QueensrycheTABSMore Chords/TABS

25 – I’ll always be right there – Bryan AdamsTABSMore Chords/TABS

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How to Play, Locate, Memorize and Practice Bar Chords

How to Play, Locate, Memorize and Practice Bar Chords

Once you know how to play bar chords, the next step is to learn how to instantly find, recognize and play every bar chord type all over the neck.

For that to happen you first have to locate, memorize and practice the four essential bar chord shapes (E major, E minor, A major and A minor) all over the fretboard in the most effective way.

  • The E major shape bar chord indicates a barre (first finger) with an E major (shape) chord played with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger.
  • The E minor shape bar chord indicates a barre with an E minor (shape) chord played with your 3rd and 4th finger.
  • The A major shape bar chord indicates a barre with an A major (shape) chord played with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger.
  • The A minor shape bar chord indicates a barre with an A minor(shape) chord played with your 2nd, 3rd and 4th finger. See diagrams below:
E major shape – E minor shape – A major shape – A minor shape bar chords

Major Bar Chords (E Major shape)
To find and recognize the names for all the E major shape bar chords you only have to memorize the natural notes on the low E-string, so no sharps (#) or flats (b). (See the neck diagram below).

Memorize the frets and their natural notes:
|1st fret = F | 3rd fr = G | 5 fr = A | 7 fr = B | 8 fr = C |10 fr = D |12 fr = E |

These are 7 natural notes and on each fret starts a bar chord with the same name. For example, when you play an E shape bar chord starting on the 3rd fret where the G note is located on the Low E-string, your chord also is called G major. When you play the E shape bar chord on the 8th fret you’re chord is now called a C major chord and so on. See diagrams below (The chord shape moves up and the chord name changes with it).

Move the entire chord shape up to any fret to change keys.

Sharps () and Flats ()
Now you know where the natural notes are located it’s super easy to find bar chords with sharps and flats. For example: Where is F# on the fretboard? Well, sharp chords are only 1 fret higher than the original chord, so F# is 1 fret higher than F. In other words, F major chord (E shape based) is on the 1st fret , so F# is on the 2nd fret.

So, where is the G# chord? G# is 1 fret higher than G. G is on the 3rd fret, so G# is next to it on the 4th fret, and so on.

Flat chords (♭) are only 1 fret lower than the original chord. For example: Where is Bb? Bb is 1 fret lower than B. B (E-shape based) is on the 7th fret, so Bb is on the 6th fret. Where is Gb? G is on the 3rd, so Gb is on the 2nd fret , and so on.

Minor Bar Chords (E minor shape)
Now you’ve memorized the 7 locations of the natural notes you can also easily switch from major to minor bar chords. You know that an E major shape bar chord on the 3rd fret is a G major chord, but if you play an E minor shape bar chord it becomes a G minor chord. That goes for every key. If you play an E minor shape chord on the 8th fret you’re now playing C minor, and so on. You easily switch from major to minor.

Move the entire Em-chord-shape up to any fret to change keys

Major Bar chords (A Major shape)
For the A major shape bar chord you only have to memorize the natural notes on the A-string. For example: Start your A shape bar chord on the 2nd fret and you have a B major chord. Start your A shape bar chord on the 7th fret and you have an E major chord.

Memorize the frets and their natural notes:
|1st fret = B | 3rd fr = C | 5 fr = D | 7 fr = E | 8 fr = F |10 fr = G |12 fr = A |

Move the entire A major-chord-shape up to any fret to change keys

Minor Bar chords (A minor shape)
The switch from major to minor also applies to the A shape bar chord. If you play the A minor shape bar chord on the 3rd fret it becomes a Cm. If you play a Am shape bar chord on the 8th fret it becomes an Fm chord.

More E – Em – A – Am shape bar chord types
You can also easily play other chord types and move them across the fretboard using one and the same bar chord shape and transpose to other keys.

For instance, if you move F7 (E-shape) to the 3rd fret and you get G7, move Fm6 (Em-shape) to the 3rd fret you get Gm6. Move B7 (A-shape) to the 5th fret you get D7, move Bm7 (Am-shape) to the 5th fret you get Dm7, and so on. Let’s take a look at some of those other bar chord types:

E major and E minor shape bar chord types
A major and A minor bar chord types

How to practice:

  • Practice simple chord songs with bar chords using both E / Em shape and A / Am shape bar chords. You can play any chord song you like, but instead of using open chords you play bar chords. First start with three chord songs and gradually build your way up to 4, 5 and 6 chord songs or more.
  • To memorize the name and the location of every bar chord instantly and without hesitation, always speak the name out loud of each bar chord you play when practicing a song. This is the way to memorize the chord names thoroughly. Skip this and you will keep fooling around.
  • Once you’re comfortable playing 4 and 5 chord songs you can practice songs that contain other chord types like sus2, sus4, dom7, and minor7 and major7 chords.
  • Play the game. Question yourself randomly which bar chord is located on what fret. What E-shape and A-shape bar chord is located on the 5th fret? Answer: A and D. What Em-shape and Am-shape bar chord is located on the 10th fret? Answer: Dm and Gm. Now you try.
  • Also reverse the question. On what frets are the G bar chords (E-shape and A-shape) located? Answer: 3rd fret and 10th fret. On what frets are the D#minor chords (Em-shape and Am-shape) located? Answer: 11th fret and 6th fret. Now test yourself with some chords of your own. You can practice this everywhere at anytime.
  • Practice the game with other chord types as well. Test yourself randomly. Play a G7 in E-shape and A-shape. Play a Cm7 in Em-shape and Am-shape. Play a Bsus4 in E-shape and A-shape.

Have fun with it!

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Mastering The Fretboard Through The Cycle of Fourths

Mastering The Fretboard Through The Cycle of Fourths

In becoming an adept guitar player it is important to master the fretboard, learn all the notes on the guitar, and be able to move freely around the neck and play all your scales, riffs, licks, chops and solos in every key.

You can cultivate this by using and practicing your musical ideas through the cycle of fourths. For in depth explanation of the cycle of fourths check out How to Benefit from The Circle of Fifths and Fourths. In this post we are going into the practical side of things.

Let’s say you play a cool lick in the key of A (See example below). Now the next thing you do is move the lick up a fourth (up 5 frets) and play it in the key of D (A to D is a fourth), then play it in the key of G (D to G is a fourth), next in the key of C (G to C is a fourth), then the key of F (C to F is a fourth), next key of Bb (F to Bb is a fourth), key of Eb (Bb to Eb is a fourth), key of Ab (Eb to Ab is a fourth), key of Db (Ab to Db is a fourth), key of Gb (Db to Gb is a fourth), key of B (Gb to B is a fourth), key of E (B to E is a fourth), and back to the key of A (E to A is a fourth).

Below an example of how to move the lick through the cycle of fourths from A to D to G. You try to figure out the other keys. If you want to learn this lick in a videolesson check out Cool Acoustic Electric Blues Guitar Lick

Blues lick in the key of A
Blues lick in the key of D
Blues lick in the key of G

Now you’ve passed through every key via the cycle of fourths. Practice this with your chords, triads, licks, arpeggios, scales, etc and you’ll discover it’s purpose and benefits. You will feel it’s different, akward and challenging to play the same lick, scale or exercise in other keys. You have to relearn that lick or scale a bit in various positions, because you have moved it up or down the neck.

If the lick is played on just the higher three strings, then find the root note of the lick (See and listen to the examples below). Let’s say the lick is played in the key of C, find the C note in that lick and on which string and fret it is located. In the example below the C note in the lick is located on the G-string 5th fret. Now when you move the lick up a fourth to the key of F ( C to F is a fourth ), find where the F note is on the G-string (pssst…on the 10th fret), and play the lick from that position. Next, go up a fourth of F, that is the key of Bb. Locate the Bb note on the G-string and play your lick in that position and so on.

This is a great exercise to learn and memorize all the notes on the fretboard and on every string. Your musical knowledge and horizon will expand and make you feel more familiar and comfortable around the guitar neck.

If you want some extra help figuring out and memorizing the notes on the string check out Learn the Guitar Fingerboard Thoroughly in 16 Days

The practice through the cycle of fourths will lead to serious improvement in your playing, increase your dexterity, but more important, it will give you more control and insight of the total playing area of your guitar, and how musical ideas and notes work, move and connect with each other.

More and more the pieces will fall in place and you will get to know and really understand your instrument and how to make it work for you.

The Cycle of fourths is one of the practicing tools from The 50CoolBluesLicksImprovisation Course along with many other effective tricks and tools to improve and upgrade your licks, soloing and improvisation skills. Check it out here: 50CoolBluesLicksImprovisation

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Why and How to Stop Playing What You Already Know!

Why and How to Stop Playing What You Already Know!

There comes a stage in the guitar player’s journey where a faster learning curve emerges and a lot of progress is made. The guitar player is picking up things eagerly and easily. It’s a time of fun and flow.

There is also a time for a lot of guitar players when the learning slows down or stops all together. This usually happens during adulthood. Life gets busier and more demanding. Time to practice becomes frugal and priorities are going elsewhere.

Now whenever you pick up the guitar and the same old songs, riffs, licks and chops are coming out of your fingers and you are tapping from an unaltered rusty dusty guitar vocabulary something has got to change. You are stuck in a rut and often without even realizing it.

You get easily bored with the instrument, the practice, the excitement, the fun and challenge, because there is no real practice anymore, only repetitive playing. That’s the sign that you need to spice up your game.

The time has come to reinvent yourself. You have to stop playing what you already know. It’s time for learning new things, adding fresh flavours to your playing, taking the next step, or heading for a different road or approach.

Let’s be clear, you don’t have to learn new styles of music you don’t appreciate, but find and check out the ones you do. You might be surprised and open up a whole new world.

Learn new songs from other musicians you love or the ones that find your interest. Study them eagerly and deeply like you used to do.

Listen to the albums that are on your still-to-do list. Set a fixed time every week or 2 weeks and listen for an hour or more with undivided attention to new material and explore new bands and artists.

Next: Pick your favorite song from the album and transcribe it, learn the chords, the solos, memorize them and practice diligently, not because you have to, but because you can, because it’s what you always loved to do.

You have to recapture and retrain your practice and exploration muscle. Being in the game for the proces of learning new things.

Learn new licks, scale shapes and improvisation, tricks & techniques, go for the styles of playing you haven’t explored yet, but always secretly loved to acquire. Dive in and dig out the solos that get you fired up every time you hear them on the radio. Make a habit of incorporating new found hot crispy licks into your soloing whenever you pick up the guitar.

Start practicing the things you always wanted to learn but didn’t dare to put to the challenge, or just weren’t ready for yet. Now the time has come.

Get inspired all over again. Listen to old stuff (you haven’t listened to before) and new stuff. Make it a habit to transcribe, learn and practice new stuff consistently. Commit to practice at least one new thing with every practice session or workout. Add new songs, licks and solos to your regular playing repertoire and enjoy the hell out of it.

It’s time for a rebirth, the next stage, a new dimension to your playing. Take one step now!

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Cool Acoustic Electric Blues Guitar Lick

Cool Acoustic Electric Blues Guitar Lick

Today we’re going to learn a nice and smooth acoustic/electric blues guitar lick that you can add to your guitar licks vocabulary and use freely in your soloing and improvisation.

Blues licks are small soloing ideas that you can use and learn from. They are designed to expand and upscale your soloing skills. The licks are used in blues music but also in rock, country, jazz and other styles of music. The licks and styles are all intertwined.

I used to collect licks from every where and anyone. I always bought all the guitar magazines and videos there were available at the time and learn all the licks I could find. It was all about the cool licks. It was the fast way to learn and incorporate all the cool chops and techniques into my playing. Even now, I’m still looking.

You can play the blues lick in the video over an A7 chord, over an A7 Blues progression or blues shuffle. You can also transpose the lick to any key you like by moving the entire lick up or down the fretboard.

Enjoy!

If you want to get out of your rut, learn more cool blues guitar licks, master soloing & improvisation over the entire fretboard, tips, tricks & valuable exercises then check out: 50CoolBluesLicks.com

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How to Create Unshakable Guitar Habits

How to Create Unshakable Guitar Habits

Guitar habits, we want them, we need them, and we have to give them a place into our daily lives in order to reap the rewards of our efforts, to discover the boundless possibilities on the guitar neck, to learn the endless shapes and sounds and fulfil our vocation to the musicians life.

Guitar habits give you purpose, structure, growth and fulfilment. Its the habit that changes your life instantly, Its all about the process. You have to learn to enjoy not just the beauty and victory of your practice efforts, but also the struggle of the challenge you face. You have to enjoy the practice itself. Cultivate pleasantness in finding your way to make the guitar sound the way you want it. Be mindful, calm and focused on tiny improvements. It’s all about the tiny improvements that add up and move you towards an accomplished guitar player.

The Guitar habit sticks when not the goal but the proces has become your greatest friend. When you find a way to enjoy the process to the fullest, and learn to love and appreciate every aspect that comes your way you have created a friend for life. A beautiful, deeply embedded, musical and rewarding friend. The guitar habit.

Yes, i hear you, there is another essential ingredient you need to make the guitar habit stick. Time. If that is one of your main struggles be sure to check out: Where do i find time to practice.

To make the habit even more solid commit yourself to practice everyday for two months. This is the time on average for a new habit to become automatic. After this time you won’t have to think about practicing anymore, it will be embedded in the programming of your subconscious mind. You’re in the flow of the habit.

Another way to motivate or discipline yourself to practice daily even when you don’t feel like it is to use a wall calendar. Hang it on to the bathroom wall or some place where you can’t miss it. And every day you practice you put an ”x” on that day on the calendar. After a couple of day you will have a chain of “x’s” that you dont want to break. You want your chain of “x’s” to remain intact.

This will keep you practicing every single day. The longer the chain becomes the more commited you will become. The easier it gets, the more enjoyable the practice will be. The positive consequences all add up.

Now the habit is created we can focus on what to practice. I’ve found that a routine of practicing differents aspects of the guitar brings you the most joy, improvement and fulfilment.

Here are a few aspects you can work on:

Set a certain amount of time for each section to work on. Set your timer so you don’t mess around and focus fully on your practice. Prepare your sheet music, and sheets for chords, progressions, scales, etc in advance. Print them, and don’t look ‘m up on your computer, iPad or iPhone.

This will only distract you, and will definitely make you look for other things online. Don’t do it and do your research upfront. Use papers, and turn off your devices while practicing. Also prepare your practice space, Put your guitar clearly in sight, it has to be present, undeniable and totally stand out.

Make sure you got a fresh pair of strings on your guitar, that triggers you to play (your mind instantly remembers how nice the strings feel and sound). Have capo’s, picks and other accessories within reach and don’t forget to have coffee or tea to create a nice atmosphere that is inviting you to play.

Make practicing pleasant and compelling in every possible way. It’s the ticket for a life long precious guitar habit.

Go get ‘m!

I mean now.

Yes, right now.

Prepare to play!

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How to Play House of The Rising Sun by The Animals – Fingerpicking Pattern

How to Play House of The Rising Sun by The Animals – Fingerpicking Pattern

Today I’m going to show you a simplified fingerstyle version of The House of the rising sun by the Animals. This is ideal for beginner guitar players.

You will recognize the song instantly and most people probably wouldn’t notice the difference. In fact there are many guitar players who just play it this way, and aren’t even aware they are playing the simplified version.

It’s an easy and widely used fingerpicking pattern that you will also come across in many other popular songs. I’d say a win-win situation.

Tip: Try to memorize chord progression of the song in the video. That way you will likely to pick up your guitar several times throughout the day to practice the tune and make progress much faster.

The song and the fingerpicking pattern is a classic, it’s fun to play and should definitely be part of your repertoire. A perfect beginner fingerpicking song.

Enjoy!

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15 Easy Beginner Jazz Guitar Chords

15 Easy Beginner Jazz Guitar Chords

So why do you want to learn jazz chords? Well, jazz chords will spice up and enrich your playing. It doesn’t even matter if you want to play jazz or not, the chords are perfectly suited for/and regularly used in pop, blues, country, flamenco, and other styles of music.

It’s a good collection of chord types and flavors to add to your chord vocabulary, and expand your skill set. You will come across these chords one way or another in the songs you always wanted to learn. So, if you don’t have these chords under your belt yet, now is the time.

If you do want to step up your playing and learn jazz, these chords are a great start and a solid foundation. There are an endless amount of chords used in jazz, but you can already come a long way with just these 15 easy and popular beginner jazz chords.

Chord Types

In the chord diagrams below we got five rows of chord types:
Maj7 – min7 – dom7 – min7b5 and diminished 7th.
Every row contains three chord shapes with each chord starting the root note (red notes in the chord diagrams below) on a different string. The root note is usually the lowest sounding note in a chord, and determines the key and name of the chord.

The first chord shape starts with the root on the Low E string. The second chord shape starts with the root on the A-string, and the third chord shape starts with the root on the D-string.

Moveable Chord Shapes

All the chord shapes are a moveable chord shapes that can be played in every key just by moving the chord up or down the fretboard. As I already mentioned, the root note determines the name of the chord. For example: The root note of the Gmaj7 chord is a G note. If you move the entire chord (shape) up a half step (1 fret) on the neck the root note is G#, which means the chord name is G#maj7. This goes for all the chords. If you move the Cmaj7 chord down a half step the root note becomes “B”, which means the chord name is Bmaj7, and so on.

The numbers on the dots indicate the fingering for each chord. 1 = first finger, 2 = second finger, 3 = third finger, 4 = fourth finger (pinky), and the red note indicates the root note. An X means that string is muted usually with the help of one of the fingers you are using to press the notes.

Now let’s take a look at the chords:

Maj7 Chords
A major 7th chord is a 4-note chord (often played with duplicate notes because of the six strings of the guitar). The chord sounds kind of dreamy and jazzy. The major 7th chord (Maj7) consists of the root (1), 3rd, 5th and 7th notes of the major scale 1-3-5-7. So a major the 7th note of the major scale is added to the major chord. For further explanation on chord structure see How to use Chord formulas.

Min7 Chords
The min7 chord is also a 4-note chord and has a melancholy sound to it. The minor 7th chord (m7) consists of the root, minor 3rd, 5th and flatted (b) 7th notes of the major scale (1 b3 5 b7).

Dom7 Chords
The dominant 7th chord is a typical blues chord, but also regularly used in jazz. The dom7 consists of the root, 3rd, 5th and flatted (b) 7th notes of the major scale (1 3 5 b7).

Minor 7b5 Chords
The minor 7b5 chord (m7b5), also called “half diminished” consists of the root, minor 3rd, flatted (b) 5th and flatted (b) 7th notes of the major scale (1 b3 b5 b7)

Diminished 7th
The diminished 7 chord (dim7) has a dissonant sound. It consists of the root, minor 3rd, flatted (b) 5th and double flatted (bb) 7th notes of the major scale (1 b3 b5 bb7). Which makes the double flatted 7th enharmonically the same as a major sixth. (bb7 = 6)

Assignments:

Have a great jazz practice!

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Awesome Guitar Factory & Workshop Videos

Awesome Guitar Factory & Workshop Videos

Always wanted to know how your favorite guitars are made? Today you’re gonna see how some the best guitars and brands are being produced and crafted in state of the art guitar factories or handmade by the best luthiers in the workshops.

The videos are highly educational and a real joy to watch for every fan of the instrument. Take a moment. Make yourself a nice cappuccino and pick a few of your favorite guitar brands. Sit down, relax and watch the beloved craftsmanship that goes into these beautiful guitars.

Enjoy and learn!

ACOUSTIC GUITARS:

ELECTRIC GUITARS:

CLASSICAL & SPANISH / FlAMENCO GUITARS:

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