Dominant Chord Chart

Chord Lesson 4: Dominant Chords

Posted by - December 21, 2011

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.

How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams

Posted by - October 10, 2011

The beginning of a short series exploring guitar chords in detail. We’re starting really basic here, so if you’re a beginner, join us, or if you’re advanced – share with your students or less experienced friends.

9 Chords Guitar Chart

What’s the difference between add9, Maj9 and 9 chords?

Posted by - April 1, 2011

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.