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Guitar Chord Of The Week
Guitar Chord Of The Week
Guitar Chord Of The Week

Welcome to another series of Guitar Chord Of The Week.

In this series we are going to explore a wide range of chord shapes, all of which go beyond the basic guitar chords that most guitarists know.

The chords that we are going to look at can be used in a wide range of musical styles, so whether you’re a shredder or a jazzer there will be something here for you.

So, without further ado, let’s introduce this week’s chord…

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Minor 6th Chord Synonyms

Minor-6-Guitar-Chords-Lesson

We’ve previously looked at major 6th chords and their relationship with minor 7th chords. In this lesson, we are going to look at minor 6th chords. We’ll find out how to play them, what gives them their unique sound, and how, like major 6th chords, they’re the chord synonym of another chord.

Yes, that’s right: by learning just one chord shape you actually get two new chords!

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Major 6th Chord Synonyms

Major 6th Guitar Chords
Major 6th Guitar Chords

Do you sometimes find yourself thinking ‘There are just too many guitar chords!’?

Believe it or not, we do too!

However, learning new guitar chords is beneficial: it keeps your rhythm playing fresh, and really helps when you are searching for inspiration for songwriting and composing.

There are shortcuts that you can use when learning new chords: in this article we show you how you can learn two new chords for the price of one!

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Diminished 7th Guitar Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a diminished 7th shape. This particular chord shape is played on the top four strings, and is very easy to play.

Gsharp Diminished 7 Chord Guitar
G# Diminished 7 Chord Guitar

An example chord progression is provided at the end of the article, allowing you to try out the chord and hear how it sounds.

Audio examples are also included.

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Minor 6th Movable Chord Shape

Minor 6th Movable Guitar Chord Diagram
Minor 6th Movable Guitar Chord Diagram

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor 6 chord. This chord will often sound good in place of a normal minor chord: it’s basically the same chord, but with a 6th note added. Learn the moveable chord shape, then try playing this chord in the example progression, provided at the end of the lesson…

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Dominant 13th Flat 9 Chord Guitar

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a Dominant 13th Flat Nine (13b9) chord. What’s unusual about this particular shape is that it doesn’t contain a root note.

Dominant 13th Flat 9 Chord Guitar
Dominant 13th Flat 9 Chord Guitar

This chord has quite an strange sound when played on its own. However, when you play it as part of a chord progression, it can sound great.

Try it yourself in the example chord progression provided at the end of the lesson…

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Add9 Chord E Shape Guitar Chord Of The Week

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a great-sounding add 9 chord.

Add 9 Chord Shape For Guitar
Add 9 Chord Shape For Guitar – Play It In The Example Progression

This particular shape is quite a stretch and by the end of the article your hand may be a little bit bigger!

The add9 is a very nice sounding chord. You can use it to brighten up your own songs by using it in place of major chords.

You can also use it to create riffs by playing it as an arpeggio. At the end of the article we show you how…

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Major 6th Guitar Chord Of The Week

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a useful major 6th shape. It probably won’t be the first major 6th chord shape you learn; check out this shape for a more common way of playing a 6 chord. However, this week’s chord is a good shape to have up your sleeve when you are writing songs or rhythm guitar parts.

Guitar Chord Of The Week Major 6th Chord

At the end of the article there is an example chord progression that shows one way in which this shape could be used.

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