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Harmonized Moveable Chord Shapes - Part 1

 

HARMONIZED SCALES ALONG THE NECK:

One of the best ways to study chords on the guitar neck is to practice playing harmonized scales in both triad and seventh chord qualities.

The idea we will be studying works so well because the harmonized major scale gives us most of the popular chords in today's music. These include:

  • Major Triad & Major Seventh
  • Minor Triad & Minor Seventh
  • Diminished Triad & Minor Seven Flat-Five
  • Dominant Seventh

With a solid grasp of these chord types we can play many of the most popular songs in today's contemporary music.

To develop these chord types using this practice method, you will need to understand the harmony of the major scale.

Playing triad chords along the neck using the notes of the Major scale as roots will give you a harmony of:

major_triads

Playing seventh chords along the neck using the notes of the Major scale as roots will give you a harmony of:

seventh_chords

 

 

 

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