Learn How to Manipulate Triads and Control Dominant Chords with These Simple Steps
Dominant chords are everywhere in Western music, from blues to jazz to rock. If you’ve been playing music for a while, you know that these chords can add a lot of excitement and emotion to your playing. However, mastering dominant chords can be challenging, especially if you’re not familiar with the underlying structure of the major triad.
In this video, we’ll take a deep dive into the world of dominant chords and show you some simple steps you can take to have better control over them. We’ll start by looking at the root, third, fifth, and seventh of the major triad, and show you where the seventh is located. The flat seventh is the key sound of our dominance, so it’s important to understand where it fits in.
Here are the steps we’ll cover:
- Understand the root, third, fifth, and seventh of the major triad.
- Learn where the seventh is located.
- Manipulate triads to create interesting flavors in your playing.
- Approach chord tones to control dominant chords.
By understanding these steps, you’ll be able to add some soul to the major triads that are so essential to learn. You’ll have better control over dominant chords, and you’ll be able to create interesting flavors in your playing.
Here are some key takeaways:
- When you think about C7, you’re actually getting both C and E diminished. This is because the C7 chord is made up of the root position of C and the second inversion of E diminished.
- By approaching chord tones, you can create interesting flavors in your playing. For example, you can approach the fifth from the sixth, or the fourth and second into the seventh.
- Manipulating triads is a great way to create interesting flavors in your playing. By bending notes or blending in other notes, you can create unique sounds that will make your playing stand out.
In conclusion, understanding dominant chords is essential for any musician who wants to add some soul to their playing. By following the steps outlined in this video, you’ll be well on your way to mastering these chords and creating interesting flavors in your playing.
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