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Guitar Lesson #3

Lesson #3 - How to Add Flavor to Your Songs Using Seventh Bar Chords


If your bored with Major and minor chords, this lesson shows you how to add more flavor to your songs by using seventh bar chords. Seventh chords have a slightly different sound and are good to mix into your songs.

What Are The Different Types?
There are three main types of seventh chords: Major, minor and dominant seventh chords. They can be written: Major 7th or maj7, minor 7th or m7 and Dominant 7th or 7.

What Do They Sound Like?
Each type of chord has a different sound. It's hard to describe them with words, but to me Major 7th chords sound dreamy and spacey. Minor 7th chords sound sad and reflective. Dominant 7th chords sound bluesy.

How Do You Play Them?
You play them using the 7th bar chord shapes below and follow the three steps from lesson #2. See below for the 7th chords in the key of G.

What Are The 7th Chords in the Key of G?
You can use these chord shapes to create the 7th chords in the key of G below. Chords 1 and 4 are Major 7th chords and chord 5 is a dominant 7th chord. Chords 2, 3 and 6 are all minor 7th chords.

Here's an example of a simple chord progression using two 7th bar chords in the key of G.

Here's another example of a chord progression using Major, minor and dominant 7th bar chords in the key of G.

Wondering where these chord shapes come from?
If you'd like to know how to create these chord shapes yourself, you can learn how I made them in my book called Guitar On the Spot - Using the Code. Click here to learn more.


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Jesse's Song Making Guitar Lessons

Below are all of the Song Making Guitar Lessons which you can subscribe to from the Guitar On the Spot subscription page. Click here to subscribe to these song making lessons.

These lessons build on what you've already learned on this website.

Lesson #1 - Get The Full Sound Out Of All The Chords

Lesson #2 - Add Variety To Your Songs

Lesson #3 - How to Add Flavor to Your Songs

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