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    Default Chords for blues/jazz

    You got anything besides 7, 9 and 13? I'm wearing those out in my mind.

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    Default Re: Chords for blues/jazz

    Tried Maj6 yet? mDom?
    Cmaj6= CEGA
    Aminb7= GACE
    whoa same notes different order makes different chord.
    I like minors and Dom alot for blues...and I will Augment all sorts of places.
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    Don't forget the harmonic possibilities of having your bassist play notes that aren't in the guitar chord.

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    Default Re: Chords for blues/jazz

    For blues it's usually 7ths, 9ths, and maybe 13ths. Jazz is anything goes though. m7b5s, maj 7ths, min 6ths, diminished chords, inversions of every type . . . chord substitution is a life long study.
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    Get a copy of Chord Chemistry and Guitar Lore. If you are running out of ideas w all of the possible inversions and chord types you are either not trying hard enough or need to bone up on your theory and arranging. Also check out poly chords and tetra chords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Funkfingers View Post
    Don't forget the harmonic possibilities of having your bassist play notes that aren't in the guitar chord.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwilightOdyssey View Post
    Get a copy of Chord Chemistry and Guitar Lore. If you are running out of ideas w all of the possible inversions and chord types you are either not trying hard enough or need to bone up on your theory and arranging. Also check out poly chords and tetra chords.
    Not really running out of ideas, just need something new to give my music a little spice, I'm interested in chords that I can play in the place of a 7th 9nth or 13th chord.

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    Check out those books. The options are limitless.
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