Minor Ninth Guitar Chord

Minor Ninth Guitar Chords can be used instead of standard minor chords to add color to progressions. Shown here is a common way of playing a minor ninth chord. This shape has its root note on the fifth string.

Minor Ninth Guitar Chord
Minor Ninth Guitar Chord

Read on to find out more about this chord shape, then use it in the example chord progression.

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Dominant Chords

Dominant Chords
Dominant Chords

In the previous article in this series, we learned about guitar chord theory, and examined major, minor, suspended and many other types of chord.

This article will cover dominant chords, including seventh, ninth, eleventh and thirteenth chords.

The article is aimed at guitarists, and includes example chord shapes to play. However, any musician wishing to know more about dominant chords and their use in popular music will find this article useful. Read on to find out how dominant chords are formed and how they are used…

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Eleventh Chord Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a dominant eleventh chord shape. This is a common voicing of the 11th chord. It is played with the root note on the lowest (6th) string. Dominant eleventh chords are nice-sounding chords that can be used in place of standard dominant seventh (7) chords.

Eleventh Chord
Eleventh Chord (root note in blue)

Read on to find out more about eleventh chords and to practice playing this shape in an example chord progression…

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Guitar Chord Theory

Guitar Chord Theory
Guitar Chord Theory

Many guitarists play chords without ever knowing how they are constructed and why they sound the way they do. While there is nothing wrong with this, knowing basic guitar chord theory can increase your understanding and enjoyment of the music that you play.

Writing songs and riffs by ear is a great skill, and one which should be encouraged. However, knowing how music works can improve your songwriting and composing, and will also speed up the process. So, if you’ve ever wondered what all of the numbers and symbols in guitar chords mean, then read on…

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Minor Major Seventh Chord Guitar Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a minor major seventh chord. This chord is a variation on a minor seventh chord. Use it in place of standard minor chords to give your own progressions an unusual and interesting sound.

Minor  Major Seventh Chord Movable Guitar Chord
Minor Major Seventh Chord Movable Guitar Chord

Various chord symbols can be used for the minor major seventh chord, including: m(maj7), mM7, -(maj7), min(maj7).

Read on to find out how to use this chord in your own music, and how to play it in example chord sequences…

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Jazz 7th Guitar Chord

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a dominant seventh chord shape. It is often used by jazz guitarists, but it is not so well known among rock and acoustic guitarists. Practice using this chord with the example chord progression provided.

Jazz 7th Guitar Chord Shape

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Jazz 7th Guitar Chord

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Sixth Chord Guitar Diagram

Sixth Chord Guitar Diagram
Sixth Chord Movable Shape

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a sixth chord (also called 6, added sixth, add6 or major 6).

This is a pleasant-sounding chord that is often used as a substitution for a major chord.

Read on to find out how the 6 chord is constructed and how to play it. Then, try it out in an example chord progression…

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Dominant 9th Guitar Chord Diagram

Dominant 9th Guitar Chord Diagram Root On 5th String

This week’s Guitar Chord Of The Week is a dominant 9th shape with the root note on the fifth string. Find out how to play this chord, then use it in a sample progression.

Dominant 9th Guitar Chord Diagram
Guitar Chord Of The Week – Dominant 9th With Root On 5th String

This is one of, if not the most common ways of playing a dominant 9th, or ‘9’ guitar chord. It can take a bit of getting used to at first, but in actual fact it is quite a simple chord to play. This 9th shape is very popular with jazz guitarists.

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Guitar Chord Chart

Guitar Chord Chart to download. Learn guitar chords to accompany singers and other musicians, to create riffs and to write your own songs and music. Free Guitar Chord Chart A free guitar chord chart, featuring the basic guitar chords that every beginning guitarist should learn. Keep it handy when you are practicing or stick it …

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D7 Guitar Chord

D7 Guitar Chord Information The D dominant seventh guitar chord (chord symbol: D7) is comprised of the following notes: D, F#, A and C (i.e. the same as the D major chord but with an added C note), and can be played in various ways and positions on the guitar fretboard. The most commonly-used ways …

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