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Dominant Chord Chart
Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

Chord Lesson 4: Dominant Chords

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.

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E Minor Chord Diagram
Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

A Basic Introduction to the Minor Chord Experience

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.

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CAGED Major Chord Diagrams
Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

The “CAGED” Major Guitar Chords

In this lesson, we’re going to get you up and running with some basic chords and show you how those chords are combined to create songs.

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Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

How to Read Guitar Chord Diagrams

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.

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9 Chords Guitar Chart
Chords & Arpeggios Lessons

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

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.

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