Very important lesson for both rhythm and lead players. Knowing all these shapes increases strong note knowledge, trains the ear, and helps creating richer chordal melodies by using the top chordal notes.
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In this lesson we are going to learn all the chords inversions (Drop2 & Drop3) of the E Half Diminished Chords or E minor seventh flat five.
Here's the chord formula : 1 b3 b5 b7 = E G Bb D
It's the seventh chord in the F Major tonality. As in previous Chord Melody Workout lessons, we are adding notes from the F Major scale.
The half diminished could sound a little weird at first, particularly in the lesson because it's not included in a chord progression so you're hearing the same "colour" all the time.
But it's a very important chord to know with multiple uses!
At this point we learned all the seventh chords from the F Major scale : M7 (FM7) / m7 (Gm7) / 7 (C7) / m7b5 (Em7b5).
You just have to transpose the voicings to get all the other chords (Am7 / BbM7 / Dm7).
Now it's time to use all the voicings in chords progression.
Here are some suggestions :
1/ II V I : Gm7 / C7 / FM7
2/ VI II V I : Dm7 / Gm7 / C7 / FM7
3/ III VI II V I : Am7 / Dm7 / Gm7 / C7 / FM7
4/ VI7 II V I : D7 / Gm7 / C7 / FM7