The Big Six Core Chords - Level I

Your "Jazz" chord foundation.

Published: Sep 8, 2013 Updated: Dec 19, 2016 • Visitors: 2 • Page Views: 1

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The remaining chords for The Big Six, Level I Core Chords.

The Big Six chords include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 m7b5, Diminished Seventh o7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

The order to learn these chords are in the order shown. Although the order is a recommendation it's critical to start with the first chord, the seventh. After that the maj7 or minor7 and the order can be determined by your needs. This is the order I follow with my private students.

The Foundation of the Big Six
  • Seventh - There are the four F7 voicings that have been covered in this series of lessons
The Rest of the Big Six Core Chords

Of the Big Six core chords the 7, maj7 and m7 are a bit bigger and a lot more common than the other three and can be used to derive the remaining three chords in this level I.

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