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The Big Six Core Chords - Level One

The must know 4-part chords.

The Big Six Core Chords - Level One include: Seventh 7, Major Seventh maj7, Minor Seventh m7, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five diminished 7 (m7b5), Diminished Seventh °7 and Augmented Seventh +7. These six chords form a core set of chords.

PUBLISHED: Jan 1, 2003 UPDATED: Jan 1, 2003 • VIEWS: 7 • SERIES CODE: UL42L1

7 Lessons in the “The Big Six Core Chords - Level One” Series

The Big Six Core Chords - Level I • Updated: May 15, 2019

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 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.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fm7, Four Voicings • Updated: Jun 30, 2014

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Fm7, four voicings.

The Fm7 is a 1 b3 5 b7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord. For Fm7 the chord tones are: F A C Eb.

These are the four Fm7 chord voicings that will be used for deriving other chords. There are far too many chord shapes to memorize thousands of shapes.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fmaj7, Four Voicings • Updated: Jan 4, 2016

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Fmaj7, four voicings. Fmaj7 is a 1 3 5 7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord.

These are the four Fmaj7 chord voicings that will be used for deriving other major seventh derived chords. There are far too many chord shapes to memorize thousands of shapes.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fm7b5, Four Voicings • Updated: Jun 30, 2014

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Fm7b5, four voicings.

The Fm7b5 is a 1 b3 b5 b7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord.

These are the four Fm7b5 chord voicings that will be used for deriving other chords. There are far too many chord shapes to memorize thousands of shapes.

The Big Six Core Chords - Fdim7, Four Voicings • Updated: Jan 4, 2016

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Fdim7, four voicings. Fdim7 is a 1 b3 b5 bb7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord.

These are the four Fdim7 chord voicings that will be used for deriving other chords. There are far too many chord shapes to memorize thousands of shapes.

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Faug7, Four Voicings • Updated: Jan 7, 2016

The Big Six Core Chords, Level I - Faug7, four voicings. Faug7 is a 1 3 5# b7 of the major scale, based on the root of the chord.

These are the four Faug7 chord voicings that will be used for deriving other augmented type chords.

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