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Chord Switching - Double Stops • Updated: Mar 13, 2021
Switching chords are all about finger independence and working together. This can be developed using the "double stop" fingering drills presented in this lesson. A "double stop" is a term borrowed from violin technique where you are stopping two strings or two notes - an interval.
Common Chord Progressions for the Key of C Major • Updated: Feb 25, 2013
Sometimes called the “learning key”, the key of C Major is one of the easiest keys to memorize and begin using. C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C D E F G A B C. Its key signature has no flats or sharps. Its relative minor is A minor A B C D E F G A B.
The Big Six Core Chords - F7, Four Voicings • Updated: May 6, 2013
The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - F7, four voicings. The F7 is a 1 3 5 b7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord. For F7 the chord tones are: F A C Eb.
These ARE the four F7 chord voicings that are used for deriving other chords. If all else fails when trying to remember a particular chord you can go back to your base seventh chords and go through the chord formula for deriving the chord you need.
There are far too many chord shapes to memorize thousands of shapes. From these four F7 chord voicings ALL other 4-part chords can be derived. And, if all else fails in trying to remember or build a chord you can always go back to the F7 and establish a frame of reference.
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