Extended Chords Lesson

by David Wallimann

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  • Welcome to the beautiful world of extended chords! Today we'll explore the unlimited potential of chord building.

    In this simple piece, we'll take the basic chords of the track and add to them a few extra notes to make then sound deeper and more melodic. To do that, we need to know which key we're in so that once we have the basic chords, we can pick within the scale some aditional notes.

    This lesson is built around the following simple chords:

    Am - F - G - Em
    F - G - Am - Am
    Bb - C - F - G
    Am - F - G - G

    The previous chord progression is in the key of Am (see chart below) except for the Bb chord which is taken from the key of F Maj (see chart).

    The goal in this lesson is to create new extended chords using the basic chords above along with the following charts as a guideline as of which possible notes we can add to the chords.

    Have fun!

    F Major.jpg

    A minor.jpg
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