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Teacher: Hey bobby. Hi everyone. Reggae Lesson
Track (Key of Bb)
Working on triads and their use substituting for more 'extended' chords, 7th and
Teacher: The jam tonight is in Bb Major. Bbmaj7 -
Dm7 - Cm7 - F7. A smooth pop, lover's rock sound
dig it, ire ire mon
Chord Progression (I - iii - ii - V)
Some common voicings there for the progression's 7th chords. Some more reggae
approved voicings coming.
Bb Major Scale
So in our first three lessons we explored triads extensively. In tonights 7th
chords these could sound a little incomplete. Here is the progression using
triads of the chord roots
Triads - Chord Progression
But within our earlier 7th chords there lie triads inside that we can use to
imply these more extended chords
bobby: more of a contemporary reggae sound
substitutions for 7th Chords
yep. Reggae has crossed into contemporary R&B, pop, rap, rock.
Next week we'll finish the series with a contemporary upbeat ska
Here a some different possible uses of triads to imply different types of Major
Teacher: Play just the top 3 or 4 strings. The Bb
bass note is there for reference.
Major 7 Looping Track
Then try over this Bb Major 7 vamp
Marlon: I've never done the live lesson before, i have
to say that this is really cool
Support: thanks Marlon
Support: whisper to me if you have questions on
how it works
Teacher: § Go up a major third and play a minor
triad for a Major 7 (i.e. Dm for Bbmaj7) § Go up a major third and play a minor
7th for a Major 9 (i.e. Dm7 for Bbmaj9) § Go up a Perfect 5th and play a major
triad for a Major 9 (i.e. F for Bbmaj7) § Go down a minor third and play a minor
triad for a Major 6 (i.e. Gm for Bb6)
Teacher: The same idea can be used for Minor
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Teacher: Try these over this Minor chord
Thats great, this lesson is better than the in person lessons i took years
Teacher: And Dominant Chord. Here we come across
a triad type not used before, diminished
Diminshed Triads (Key of A)
§ Go up a minor third and play a Major triad for a Minor 7 (i.e. Eb for Cm7) §
Go up a minor third and play a Major 7th for a Minor 9 (i.e. Ebmaj7 for Cm9) §
Go up a Perfect 5th and play a minor triad for a Minor 9 (i.e. Gm for Cm9)
Meant to send that before talking about the next chord
are we in the key of A or Bb now?
bobby: are the previous jam tracks in
Teacher: The overall key is Bb. Looking at the
three different types of 7th chords we had Bb Major 7, C minor 7 and F Dominant
Teacher: The progression is in the key of Bb. The
notes in the key are Bb - C - D - Eb - F - G - A.
Teacher: Numbering them and analyzing the chord
progression tonight's progression is 1 - 3 - 2 - 5 ( I - iii - ii -
Teacher: clear as mud?
bobby: so I
can play all those A dim chords with the jam track?
Dom. 7 Jam
They really work best over the F7 chord. Try this jam
Teacher: Work on each type of chord seperately
seems to help. Then try to apply them to the original jam track with all four
Teacher: You might get something like
§ Go up a major third and play a diminished triad for a Dom 7 (i.e. Adim for F7)
§ Go up a major third and play Minor 7b5 for a Dom 9 (i.e. Am7b5 for F9) § Go up
a Perfect 5th and play a minor triad for a Dom 9 (i.e. Cm for F9)
Teacher: I have to run. Sorry I didn't have
videos made but I will look to add them this week.
nice job Teach
Teacher: Have a great week
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