Advanced Chords

EXTEND ALL BARRE CHORD SHAPES

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Connect 7th notes barre chord shapes

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Once you know your barre chord shapes, the next step is to extend them to maj7, dom7, min7 and min7b5.

The first four video lessons use the same concept as when you connected your barre chord shapes. The difference being that now we play first the triad, then the extension.

The exercises move from major to maj7, from minor to min7 and so on. Doing it this way will enable you to hear and see which note that changes.

When you can play them like this, one after another, the next step is to play an exercise using the cycle of 4th.


7th note chords and the cycle of 4th

These exercises deal with the cycle of 4th in a new way. Instead of moving a 4th up and down the neck, we now start moving to the closest chord shape possible.

Watch the video lessons to fully understand this concept.

Start at the 5th fret (that’s the E-shaped A or Am chord) find the closest possible shape and play your next chord from here.

The exercise runs like this: A chord (E shape) – D chord (A shape) – G chord (D shape) – C chord (G shape) – F chord (C shape).

From here you can play the same shapes again, just starting from a Bb chord.

In the advanced course, you’ll find more exercises like this.


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