How To Harmonize C Major Scale In 7th Chords

Hey, how’s it going, everybody? My name is John McClennan [phonetic] and I’m here today with Guitar Control bringing you this lesson. Let’s say that you’re getting a real good grasp on your basic open chords and barre chords. So you can play C and F and G and maybe you can play all the chords in the key of C as triads. C, D minor, B minor, F major, G major, E minor, B diminished, C. the next thing that you need to start doing is you need to start learning your 7th chords. What I’m going to show you today is basically how to harmonize a C major scale in 7th chords. So every voicing or every chord grip is a 7th chord. Again, this has a little bit more sophisticated sound to it; it’s more jazzy and the great thing about a lot of these voicings, all of these voicings, actually, in this lesson, is they are movable, meaning because there’s no open strings, you can play them on any fret. Let’s start on the first chord, and be sure to click the link for the tab for this. But basically we have C major 7. And this is going to be 3rd fret, 5th fret, 4th fret, 5th fret, D minor 7, 5th fret, 7th, 5th, 6th and then I just move that chord up a whole step for E minor 7. And then I’m going to go to F major 7, which is the same as the first chord. And then G-7, A minor 7, B minor 7 flat 5, C major 7. Again, all the chords sound like this. And then, of course, you could come back down. Real good stuff. And if you listen to the bass note, the root note, which happens to be the first note of every chord, basically you’re going to have a major scale. Check it out. There you have it. Again, be sure to click the link for more information and we’ll see you in the next video.

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