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JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« on: July 14, 2008, 05:09:46 pm »
« Last Edit: May 16, 2011, 05:50:59 pm by justinguitar »
"You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room." Dr. Seuss

Ron620

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2009, 04:38:05 am »
I have a hard time playing a B7 barre chord, and Barred 7th chords in general, and I was wondering how important it is to mute the low E string (the thickest string). It sounds ok to me when I play it that way but I am a novice and it is easier to play it if I barre all of the strings. Also my fingers are not the longest in town. Is this ok?

julije

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 06:16:31 pm »
I suppose muting will do good when you're strumming along the barre chord. When it's amplified (electric), the unwanted note will be heard quite well among audience, probably creating disharmony.

I suggest strive for muting. Make it a habit. And I think it'd be a good one ;)

mpk

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2009, 06:11:41 pm »
Can you tell me what the difference between 7 and dom7 is? The second chord for example has a raised 7th right? How does it make sense in my playing because normally the 7th isn't raised. If you can see where i'm going give me an answer.

nephente

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2009, 03:35:13 pm »
Hey,

they are the same.
Take a Major chord and put a minor seventh on top (eg. C E G Bb) and you get a seventh chord C7. Notice that Bb is not a note of the Cmajor scale!
So C7 is not a diatonic chord in Cmaj.
If you produce a diatonic seventh chord on C it comes out as C E G B which is referred to as CMaj7, because of the major seventh between G and B.
Do the same with the fifth of Cmaj-scale which is the note G you end up with G B D F. Now you have a MINOR seventh between D and F. So this is G7 and because the fifth is degree is the dominant you also call it dominant seventh chord.
Put a minor seventh on top of a minor chord and you get a min7 (eg. dmin7 in cmaj)

Hope this helps!

NiJle

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2009, 11:11:08 pm »
Questions...
Hi all, Can anyone tell me which real book is the best for  jazz guitar as there seems to be lots of different versions and volumes?

Randaman

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 11:17:58 pm »
I'm having problems remembering these chords. Can anyone recommend me some songs that use these chords so i can remember them more easily? Thanks.

jph

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2009, 10:43:59 pm »
Hi All,

I don't know what it's worth (pricewise it's EUR 5.99) but I just found out that there's an iReal Book for sale on the iTunes Store. I haven't bought it yet because I have soooo many things to work on first. If you want to have a look at its features, here it is: http://irealbook.net
Again, I don't know if it's any good and I'm not advanced enough to judge from what I've seen. Perhaps Justin or another advanced player w/ a good technical knowledge could have a look at it?

JPH

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2009, 12:31:32 pm »
Questions...

I would like to begin to play jazz and I have a question about how to approach these chords. Forgive me if this has been answered elsewhere.

Till now I have used a guitar pick for everything. Everything on guitar, that is. I noticed for jazz, Justin uses fingernails to pluck these chords, which works well both for the timing (which has to be bang-on) and because if you strum them, there are a lot of strings to be muted (I find this awkward).

I can't grow fingernails because I also play piano, and also because my job won't allow it. I bought some little clip-on 'nails' from the guitar shop, and although the metal ones are a little better than the plastic, they still don't work well. I don't feel like I have good control over where my 'nail' is, or when it plucks the string.

What do other people do? I can't be the only one in this situation. Is there a better gadget I can buy? Do I just need to use my fingertips? That doesn't sound as good.

Thanks in advance for any help with this.

smitten

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2009, 02:51:03 pm »
bump

Is anybody around?

gman

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2009, 08:02:15 pm »
I've got a question on the lesson.  For the first position of the minor 7 chord, why is it necessary (or preferred) to mute the high E string?  If your third finger plays that note rather than muting it the note is still part of the chord.  So why leave it out?

Smitten, just fyi, I play with my fingertips often and like the sound.  In fact I just clipped my thumb nail short because I prefer the sound of fingertips rather than the hard plucking sound of the nail.

smitten

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2009, 11:32:46 pm »
For want of a better solution, I've been using fingertips. I'd been blaming them for why it sounds so rubbish, but maybe that's just technique! :)

jph

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2009, 08:33:52 am »
Hi Smitten,

Just have a look here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Vcf9K5BTNk

You CAN produce a pretty nice sound w/out growing your nails or using fake ones.

Don't bother about the "press the string down" thing: that's only relevant for scales. The most important is to always use the same part of your right hand fingers so that the tip gets harder.

Hope this helps

JPH

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2010, 11:23:00 am »
I'm having problems remembering these chords. Can anyone recommend me some songs that use these chords so i can remember them more easily? Thanks.

Tears in the rain, By Joe Satriani.
He used some 7 chord and diminished 7 chords in this song.

player-one

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Re: JA-001 • Basic Jazz Chords
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2010, 08:27:07 pm »
for the 6th string root chords, I find it easier to use my thumb instead of index finger.. Is there any disadvantage or advantage to that?

 

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