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Country Vocals Lessons: Chords & Intervals - Extensions

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[MUSIC]
So finally I just wanna touch on
some really interesting colors to add
to chords that are called extensions.
And they are notes that
are added to a triad or
seventh chord that go even
into the next octave,
adding new notes on top of to get
even more interesting colors.
So we're gonna build a C triad.
C, E, G.
We're going to build a major 7 on
top of that, so that's a C major 7.
And then we're gonna add,
here's 8 tones above the root.
Here's 9 tones above the root.
So that's an octave above
the 2 from our original root.
D is our original 2, 1,
2, 3, there's the third,
the fifth, the 7th, major 7th.
Now we're gonna add.
[MUSIC]
That just gives a nice thicker,
more interesting, more complex color
added on top of that C Major 7 cord.
Here's what it sounded like in F.
Root 3rd, 5th, major 7, 9.
They call that the nine because
it's the ninth tone of the F scale.
[MUSIC]
That's eight, or the octave.
And there's the nine.
[MUSIC]
Again,
another color that's often used in pop,
not so much in country music,
keep things pretty simple
in country music, triads.
Maybe a dominant seventh,
or a seventh cord.
But extensions would be very commonly
used in pop and jazz, especially.
Here's the 11.
[MUSIC]
Now we're getting really complex.
It's like building another
minor triad above,
[MUSIC]
This major triad.
It's like a major triad
in the bottom half and
a minor triad on top of that so,
[MUSIC]
That's adding the 9 and the 11.
All kinds of interesting
colors you can play.
Here is a B flat a major triad.
Major 7, 9, and here's the
[MUSIC]
that's the 11.
[MUSIC]
So just mess around with
building triads and seventh chords,
suspending the third to the four or
the two,
and then building beautiful chords.
[MUSIC]
With extensions like the nine.
[MUSIC]
And the 11.
[MUSIC]