Mike teaches more of the theory behind 7th chords. He says they are used in progressions to spice up, give more color to, and to create tension.
So these seventh chords are dominate chords.…They add a little spice to our harmony.…They add a little tension,…and just a little color to spicen up the chords.…C, G, D seven.…It just sounds a little more rich than plain old D.…Now if you're just cooking with salt and pepper,…you know you gotta have a little garlic in there…once in awhile.…So we're going to continue on this vein.…If we were in the key of D for instance,…our one, four, and five,…our D, G, and A,…A being the five chord,…it needs to become a seven,…or a dominate chord.…
So how do we make an A into an A seven.…Here's your bar A that I showed you earlier.…And what is the seventh note of an A scale?…A, B, C, D, E, F, G.…We're going to add a G note to that chord.…(plays chord)…And it's fingered like that.…Bar into low two,…third finger on the fourth fret, C sharp,…and second finger on the third fret,…at the G note.…So there's your A seven.…We're going to pretend we're in the key of D.…
(lighthearted music)…We're going to go into the four chord of G.…Now we're going to to the five chord of A seven.…
Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Sitting and standing with the mandolin
- Tuning a mandolin
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Strumming open chords
- Playing two-finger chords and melodies
- Playing beginner mandolin tunes
- Finding minor and moveable chords
- Playing 7th chords
- Playing chop chords
- Picking on the mandolin
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Right and Left Hand Fundamentals
3. Beginner Mandolin Tunes
4. Theory and Exercises
5. Chops and Picking
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