Comping the Blues for Guitar, String Family 1234

Using the blues progression to explore all voicings on string family 1 2 3 4.

Published: 10 Feb 2012 Updated: 10 Feb 2012Visits: 43Code: GL06

Topic: Chords Instruments: guitar Subjects: Chords • Intermediate • Blues • Core

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Using the blues progression will can explore all voicings on string family 1 2 3 4. Using Voice Leading principles we will explore all 4 voicings of a seventh chords. To goal here is to play a different voicing in each measure. By transposing the C7 voicings to F7 (up 5 frets) and G7 (up 2 frets from F7).

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C Blues - Basic I IV V

Using the blues progression will can explore all voicings on string family 1 2 3 4.

Using Voice Leading principles we will explore all 4 voicings of a seventh chords. To goal here is to play a different voicing in each measure. By transposing the C7 voicings to F7 (up 5 frets) and G7 (up 2 frets from F7).

Now turn all the 7th chords into Major 7 chords by raising the seventh of the each chord 1 fret.

Now turn all the 7th chords into Major 6 chords by lowering the seventh of the each chord 1 fret.

Now turn all the 7th chords into Minor 7 chords by lowering the third of the each chord 1 fret.

At this point we have what turns out to be a majority of the chords that will show up in progressions in a major key.

By turning the minor 7 chord into a Half-diminished Seventh (m7b5) by lowering the fifth of a minor seventh chord we can cover minor keys.

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