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Jazz Guitar Lessons: V7/VI

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[MUSIC]
Okay, let's go to the next area,
the next chord that we're gonna
use a chord to approach to.
5, 7, this time of 6.
6 is a very important cord in,
in any key because it's what they
call the relative minor key.
So in the key of G,
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E minor is relative minor key.
It's a very rich cousin of the main key.
So
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you have the,
the major scale in chords
takes us up there like this.
1 Major 7, 2 Minor 7.
When I do this, please play along with me.
The more you.
Play these, these chords in sequence
like that, the better it is,
the better you'll get at it.
And when you're doing chord solos,
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they can be very nice little melodic chord
tools.
Anyway, here we, let's play it together.
Let's count up to the six chord.
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One
major seven,
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two minor
seven,
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three minor seven, four major seven.
Seven,
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five dominant seven right,
six minor seven.
There's our, there's our target
E minor in the key of G.
I wanna interject one thing here.
Remember I'm doing this all in G because
I wanna get through all the material and
not concentrate on the fact that I do
want you to try this in different keys.
Don't forget to do that.
It's very important.
Take these concepts and
the playing that we do over them,
please take it in as many keys as you can.
You can create your won
play-alongs in different keys,
if you get together with other guitarists.
Challenge each other to
play indifferent keys.
It's very, very important.
Okay.
Just a little aside there.
So back to the key of G.
So
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we know that the 6th chord is where we're
going, that's our target.
This is the one we want to approach
with a dominant 7th chord.
F five, seven of that chord.
So as we've done before.
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We're gonna go that key and
borrow its dominant 7th chord.
Chord, now in a relative minor the
dominate seven chord is often included.
We'll get to minor keys later, but
this is a really important chord.
So
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in E minor the five seven is a up five
steps as always, one, two, three,
four, five, E, F sharp, G,.
A and right up to B, oh okay, so
it's a B chord that we are looking for.
One, two, three, four, five, to B.
And we need to make
whatever B is in that k,
key we're in which is in the key of G.
Normally
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it's in, it's the 3 chord so
that's a minor 7.
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So it's another example of,
we have to make a minor 7
naturally occurring in the key,
into a dominant 7 cuz we need the dominant
7 to become 5,7 of slash mark six,
which is where we're headed, right.
So go to that chord
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the B, normally a minor seven, and
make it into a dominant seven.
Just like we did with the two
chord when we went to the five.
Instead of B minor seven,
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It becomes B dominant seven.
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And in that key it sounds really cool
if you do this little just,
just start on the one chord,
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go to that five seven of six very strong.
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and then go to the sixth chord.
It's a beautiful progression.
I love that progression.
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It, it leads me into thinking
of all kinds of places I could go.
The song that you might relate this
to is a favorite of mine by you know,
Ray Charles and
many other people have recorded it.
It's a song Georgia.
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Georgia, Georgia
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No peace.
That song,
the key juicy part of that song right from
the beginning is that the second
chord of the song takes you
right to the relative minor by
using the five, seven, of six.
The five, dominant seven of the six chord.
I'll do it a few times.
Play along with me.
Grab your guitar.
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One more time.
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You know how to sing it, sing it.
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Georgia.
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Okay So let's take this and
put it into progression.
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I'm gonna do a play
along and you join me and
we'll see what we come up with.
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