Master Songwriters Swivel

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Understanding the SWS

At this final level of the SWS, you can see all connections between:

  • Chords
  • Pentatonic scales
  • Arpeggios
  • Modes

Below the SWS application, all connections are listed.

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Chord I: Maj, maj7, maj9, maj11 or maj13

Arpeggio: Maj7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Ionian

Chord I7: Dom7, 11, 13

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Minor Pentatonic, Blues scale, Mixolydian

Chord II: Min, min7, min9, min11

Arpeggio: Min7

Scales: Minor Pentatonic, Blues scale, Conspirian, Dorian

Chord IIx: Maj, dom7

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian

Chord III: Min, min7, min7b9

Arpeggio: Min7

Scales: Minor Pentatonic, Conspirian, Phrygian

Chord IIIx: Maj, dom7

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Phrygian Dominant

Chord bIIIx: Maj, dom7

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Mixolydian

Chord IV: Maj, maj7, maj9, maj7#11

Arpeggio: Maj7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Lydian

Chord IV7: Dom7, 9, dom7#11, 13

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Lydian Dominant

Chord IVm: Min, min7

Arpeggio: Min7

Scales: Minor Pentatonic, Blues scale, Dorian

Chord V: Dom7, 9, 13

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian

Chord bVIx: Maj, dom7

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian

Chord VI: Min, min7, min9, min11, min7b13

Arpeggio: Min7

Scales: Minor Pentatonic, Blues scale, Conspirian, Aeolian

Chord VIx: Maj, dom7

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian

Chord VII: Min7b5, min7b5b9

Arpeggio: Min7b5

Scales: Locrian (1 b2 m3 4 b5 b6 b7)

Chord bVIIx: Maj, dom7, 9, 11, 13

Arpeggio: Dom7

Scales: Major Pentatonic, Mixolydian


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