Chords

Intro

Advanced Chords - Intro

Learn how to extend your barred chord shapes!

Find your Advanced Chords Intro below.

Extend Major Chords

Extend Major Chords

Learn how to extend major chords into maj7 and dom7!

Go to Maj-Maj7 Chords.

Go to Maj-Dom7 Chords.

Extend Minor Chords

Extend Minor Chords

Learn how to extend minor chords into min7 and min7b5!

Go to Min-Min7 Chords.

Go to Min7-Min7b5 Chords.

Cycle Of 4ths

Chords Cycle Of 4ths

The key exercise to learning your chord shapes!

Go to Chords Cycle Of 4ths.

Dom7 Cycle Of 4ths

Dom7 Chords Cycle Of 4ths

Run your dom7 chord shapes through the cycle of 4ths!

Go to Dom7 Chords Cycle Of 4ths.

Maj7 Cycle Of 4ths

Maj7 Chords Cycle Of 4ths

Run your maj7 chord shapes through the cycle of 4ths!

Go to Maj7 Cycle Of 4ths.

Min7 Cycle Of 4ths

Min7 Chords Cycle Of 4ths

Run your min7 chord shapes through the cycle of 4ths!

Go to Min7 Chords Cycle Of 4ths.

Min7b5 Cycle Of 4ths

Min7b5 Chords Cycle Of 4ths

Run your min7b6 chord shapes through the cycle of 4ths!

Go to Min7b5 Chords Cycle Of 4ths.

What’s next?
  • What's next?

    Next up is to organize all chords around every major scale shape!

    Go to What's next?

  • More Chords

    Learn how to build add9, sus2 and dim chords!

    Go to More Advanced Chords.

  • Master Chords

    Extend your chords even further!

    Go to Master Chords.

Learn how to extend all your barre chord shapes!

Now that you know your barre chord shapes, lets extend them into maj7, dom7, min7 and the odd sounding min7b5.

It is absolutely vital that you learn all 7th note chords in all 5 shapes if you want to set your playing free.

In the advanced routine you are learning every fragment of how music works, at master level they will all come together.

You will then see the connection between, for example: Chord II – Minor PentatonicDorianMin7 Arpeggio.

Before we get to the stage of connecting, let’s first learn them individually.

Practice Extended Chords

Contrary to previous exercises, these chord extension exercises are not supposed to be played to a click and pushed in BPM.

Instead, aim to make them sound as musical as possible.

Aim to experience the sound of all these chords, describe each sound to yourself.

For chord exercises that are to be played to a click, check Advanced Chord Progression.

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