In this lesson, Mike teaches the theory behind 7th chords. A 7th chord is played with a standard chord, but with the 7th note of the scale added, and flatted. Mike demonstrates this and shows how to find these notes to be played
- Okay, by now you may have been in a jam session somewhere…and somebody said, oh play a G7 there, play a D7.…And you're starting to get confused…about all these numbers.…So let's try and clear up some of that mystery for you.…So we're gonna talk about seventh chords.…Seventh chords, everybody knows a G chord, right?…We've shown you that.…The simplest way to tell you is…you simply…play the F note with your first finger on the first fret.…And voila, you've got yourself a G7.…
And that's it.…Here's a little bit of the why of it.…If you take a G scale.…One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.…The seventh note of the scale, you flat it…and add it to that chord and that creates the seventh chord.…So here's G, here's G7.…Practice going between those two.…Now go back to the C chord.…
Again the beauty of the mandolin, same thing.…Same shape.…First fret on the second string, B flat.…Instead of, this C note.…Now let's look at the D chord.…How do we make this into a seventh chord?…We add a C note to it.…C being the seventh note of a D scale, to review.…
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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