In this lesson, we'll be learning a third type of chord. They're called dominant chords, and they share some similarities to major chords—but each one has an additional note that causes exciting dissonance and tension. These chords are often used to create strong anticipation for another chord that follows.
Guitarist Nicholas Tozier takes gives us a basic look at what minor triads are and how to implement them to colorize our chord and arpeggio progressions.
As a guitar teacher I see a lot of confusion, even among my more advanced students, when it comes to playing these types of chords. Truly knowing how to voice these chords comes from an understanding about how chord naming conventions tie into music theory. Let's explore the subject by taking a look at the difference between add9, Maj9 and 9 chords.