7th Chords

Steely Dan Style Root 6 7th Chord Riff

September 1, 2011 1 Comment

7th chords are very common for jazz players, and bands like Steely Dan would integrate them into their signature jazz/rock sound. Today we’ll show you how!

The Doors Style 7th Chord Riff

July 26, 2011 2 Comments

The Doors were known for combining jazz and blues influences into their psychadelic sound, and key to that was their use of 7th chords.

Root 6 7th Chords

July 26, 2011 2 Comments

In this lesson we’re going to learn about the root 6 7th chords. These smooth chords are a must know for any jazz player but essential for any guitarist regardless of style.

Root 5 7th Chords

July 26, 2011 1 Comment

We’ve got another batch of new chords, this time the root 5 7th chords. These are essential for any blues, jazz, or funk player and are the preferred 7th chords at GBU.

Key of C 7th Chords

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Today we’re going to apply 7th chords to the key of C. Once you have a good grasp of this concept, you’ll be to write and create some smooth, jazzy songs.

Pink Floyd Style Open 7th Chords

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

David Gilmour of Pink Floyd would often use 7th chords for their complex sounds which fit very well into the Pink Floyd sound. We’ll show how he might use them!

Open Minor 7 Chords

July 25, 2011 3 Comments

If you want a dark blues, jazz, or alternative feel, look no further than the minor 7 chords. We’ll show you how to play them.

Open Major 7 Chords

July 25, 2011 No Comments

Major 7 chords are a great way to get a smooth, jazz sound. We’ll show you all of the open major 7 chords in this lesson.

Open Dominant 7th Chords

July 25, 2011 1 Comment

Dominant 7 chords sound super bluesy, and today we’ll be learning the open ones.

Killswitch Style Barred 7th Chords

July 17, 2011 No Comments

Even the most hardcore of bands needs to mellow out sometimes! We’re checking out a 7th chord riff to illustrate the softer side of Killswitch Engage.

7th Chords in a Key

July 8, 2011 1 Comment

Today we’re going to learn what 7th chords belong in a key. This is essential for any potential songwriters out there and is critical for a better understanding of music.

7th Chord Theory

July 8, 2011 2 Comments

It’s time for another theory lesson to understand the workings of those 7th chords!