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Core Chords - Creating the Big Six from F7, 1st Voicing

The first Seventh chord to build your core "Jazz" chord vocabulary.

by Curt Sheller, Curt Sheller Publications

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F7_AEbFCE7 Taking a movable F7 chord, you can derive each of the Big Six essential chords. 7, maj7, m7, m7b5, dim7, and aug7 from that voicing.

This chord voicing is based off the open position E7 chord transposed to fret (1). How I categorize this 4-part chord for transposition purposes is - it's a seventh chord with the root on string two. That and knowing the notes of the ukulele fingerboard will allow you to transpose this chord to ANY key.

These six core chords comprise level I for building your more advanced chords.


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Core Chords is a series of UkuleleLessons for building your core 4-part, aka “jazz” chords. These chords commonly called “jazz” chords, are really just 4-part chords that are used in a wide range of musical styles.

These lessons present a highly organized and efficient approach to the mysterious subject of advanced chords. Chord dictionaries are not the answer. Even chord theory does not offer any insight into unraveling the complexity of Ukulele chord voicings.

Building Your Core Chord Foundation

Sometimes called a “dominant 7th” chord, the 7th chord provides a great foundation for building your core chords.

From the following four 7th chords you can build a set of chords which include: Seventh (7), Major Seventh (maj7), Minor Seventh (m7), Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five ø7 (m7b5), Diminished Seventh (°7) and Augmented Seventh (+7). These six chords form a core set of chords.

From four F7 chord voicings or shapes, your can build your massive 4-part, a.k.a., “jazz” chord vocabulary.

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click on any one of the individual F7 chords above to start the lesson
for that particular voicing or shape.

Why F7?

F7_AEbFC.png Why this F7? Why not a C7, E7, G7 - the other open position seventh chords that these chords are based on?

This F7 is based on the E7 and the only one of the E7, C7, A7 and G7 that their first position, first fret (1) transposable versions are a natural letter chord name. That way you don't have to worry about Enharmonic Equivalents such as C#7,Db7, Bb7, or G#7 and Ab7.


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