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Jazz Bass Lessons: Electric Bass: Basic Chord Voicings 1: Major 7 and Minor 7

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[MUSIC]
Now I'd like to take you though some
very basic chord voicings for
electric bass,
for major and minor seventh chords.
Major seventh chords and
minor seventh chords.
The fingerings are gonna be the same when
you transpose them to the different keys.
I'll show you.
Here we go.
Here's C major seven.
There's two voicing for this.
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So it's the root,
the fifth, then the major seventh.
One, four, and three are the fingerings.
That's the first voicing.
Then there's a major seven with the root,
the third and the major seven.
That's two, one, four.
So either one, four, three.
Or two, one, four.
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Notice how I'm picking back
towards the bridge a little bit for
clarity.
So you can hear the voicings,
now, C minor.
Root fifth and flat seven.
That's one and five, and then barred one.
Then here's one with three, one, four.
That's root, flat three, flat seven.
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So again, the two voicings.
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Root, fifth, and flat seven, and
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root, flat three, flat seven.
Now D flat major seven.
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Root, fifth and major seven, or root,
third and major seven.
So one, five, three,
again, two, one, four.
A minor seven,
the same as the other version.
It's three, the third finger, which is
the root, flat three, and flat seven.
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Or the other version,
which is root fifth and flat seven.
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D major seven.
Root fifth in major seven, or
root third in major seven.
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You can make little tunes out of it.
So so you got one the fingering
is one four three,
or two one four, the same D minor.
Here's root fifth flat seven,
or root flat three flat seven,
same fingering,
[SOUND] I'm gonna do a couple more, and
then you can go through the rest yourself,
it's the same fingering every time.
So here's E flat major 7th, root 5th.
Major 7th or, root 3rd and major 7th.
So it's the same all the way up the neck.
It's those two two sets of fingering for
the major 7, and the minor 7.
I want you to work on those.
Get use to that.
This way, you'll have some basic voicing
for major 7 chords and minor 7 chords.
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