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Chord Power: Major 7th Chord Exercise

This is Part 4 of a four part Chord Power series to help you expand your chord vocabulary.

In this 4th and final part we’ll put it all together with the Major 7th Exercise.

Chord Patterns: Efficient Practice In Action

I've used this exercise with hundreds of students and it got great results. Part of the reason it works so well is that it's a progression but you'll find in popular music. For that reason it makes sense in your ears when you hear the chords together.

By practicing this exercise you'll not only get better at playing the chords but you'll be practicing a smooth transition from one core to the other.

Practicing exercises like this is a very efficient way to use your practice time and works better than either practicing individual chords or practicing songs where you only get to use the chord once in awhile.

Have fun!

If you missed the previous lesson you can find them here:

Part 1: Chord Power: G Major 7th and C Major 7th

Part 2: Chord Power: D Major 7th and A Major 7th

Part 3: Chord Power: F Major 7th

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  1. Just love all these new chords! I do have a question. I notice some chord families have a feel to them. For example, minors are darker while this set seems more dreamy. Does this characteristic influence when to use them? Which chord families should we prioritize in learning? Thanks again for all the videos. We “newbies” need all the help we can get.

  2. Thomas, I really like you lessons and I’m looking forward to learning a lot from you. I have one question, Your pop rock strum really doesn’t work for me since I’m mainly into traditional country and western swing. Do you have a strum pattern that I could use for 3/4 & 4/4 time with my type music. Thanks so much

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