Magic Tone Network Exercise Block 03: Chord Basics (14 Videos / 34 mins)

Contents

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Contents of this exercise block:

Playing Simple Chord Progressions

Bass Notes For Chords

Enhancing Simple Chord Progressions

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 1

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 2

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 3

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 4

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 5

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 6

Chord Extensions – Introduction

Chord Extensions – 7 & maj7

Chord Extensions – 6, 9, 11

Special Chords – sus2 & sus4

Special Chords – aug & dim

Playing Simple Chord Progressions

Topics covered in this lesson:
– starting with simple major and minor chords
– building major and minor chords with root, third, and fifth
– finding the root position of a chord in the 12-note block

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Bass Notes For Chords

Topics covered in this lesson:
– adding bass notes to chords
– adding bass notes rhythmically or in unison
– playing the Magic Tone Network with two hands

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Enhancing Simple Chord Progressions

Topics covered in this lesson:
– how to make chord progressions sound more interesting
– rhythmic figures on the bass note
– changing the bass melody

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 1

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 2

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 3

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 4

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 5

Simple Chord Progressions Enhanced 6

Chord Extensions – Introduction

Topics covered in this lesson:
– demonstrating a chord progression with and without extensions
– what chord extensions are
– colorizing chords via extensions

Chord Extensions – 7 & maj7

Topics covered in this lesson:
– 7th and major 7th chords explained
– chord naming conventions
– chord types used often in Jazz and Blues

Chord Extensions – 6, 9, 11

Topics covered in this lesson:
– demonstration of 6th, 9th, and 11th chords
– finger placement for these chords
– deriving these chords from the major scale

Special Chords – sus2 & sus4

Topics covered in this lesson:
– major / minor chords vs. sus chords
– meaning of the third in chords
– what happens if the third is replaced by the second or fourth
– sus chord finger placement

Special Chords – aug & dim

Topics covered in this lesson:
– building augmented and diminished chords
– augmented: root + major 3rd + major 3rd
– diminished: root + minor 3rd + minor 3rd
– different chord fingerings

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