Pentatonics Over a Maj7 Chord

by Ramiro Delforte

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  • Hi, in this lesson we'll explore how to play four pentatonics over a maj7 chord. The progression we have is traditional in jazz, the II-V-I, in this case, and to make it easier for you to understand, it's in the key of C major.

    We are also going to use the arpeggio substitution (check my other lesson about it), and chromatic approaches as well chromatic passing tones (check that lesson too). There are some sweeping arpeggios and fast runs over pentatonics.

    Pentatonics

    Am: A, C, D, E, G

    Bm: B, D, E, F#, A

    Dm: D, F, G, A, C

    Em: E, G, A, C, D


    C 4.jpg

    D penta .jpg

    C 7.jpg

    C 2.jpg

    E penta minor.jpg

    C 6.jpg

    G maj.jpg

    B penta minor.jpg

    C 5.jpg

    A penta minor.jpg

    C 1.jpg

    C 3.jpg
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