acoustic blues, fingerstyle, blues rock, fingerpicking, Tommy Emmanuel, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Blind Blake, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Will Mc Tell, Charlie Patton, Elizabeth Cottenby Nicola Mandorino
In this lesson we are going to talk about dominant 7 chords and inversions, especially the very useful drop 3 chords.
The idea is quite simple, we've got a classic Blues progression in G and we are going to use the chords and inversions to create a nice comping over this little Blues. Just 3 chords and some voicings but lot of possibilities!
What are drop 3 chords?
We start from the close position voicing (R 3 5 7), take the 3rd note from the top and drop it down an octave.
If we take the G7 chord : G B D F becomes B G D F.
This gives us a root position and 3 inversions :
R 7 3 5
3 R 5 7
5 3 7 R
7 5 R 3
In videos #1 #2 & #3 I show you the voicings for G7, C7 & D7 chords. The main video starts from #4.
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Hope you'll enjoy this lesson, have fun!
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