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The Banjo Book Companion:

Playing with Chord Shapes: (Dominant) 7th Chords




written by Frank Eastes, Jr.
rev. April 2013

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Beginner to Intermediate

This is a Companion Lesson to The Banjo Book that shows an example of finding every chord shape for a 7th chord on the fingerboard. To view the lesson, click on the FlipBook above. You can also listen to the tablature examples given in this lesson by clicking this Player Icon:

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(tablature found on Lesson Pages 4 and 5)

The example in this lesson walks a “G” 7th chord up the neck in every possible combination. Many of these will be familiar, some may be new to you. Some of these shapes are not complete chords. But any of these shapes will work just fine against a G7. That’s the beauty of voicings. They sound different and give some variety and flavor.

This example is a G7 chord only. But these shapes can be applied to any chord on the fingerboard. A few of these shapes include the same note in unison, which is an unusual feature of that shape. The best way to get a sense of how these can work for you, try playing a variety of rolls to each shape and you’ll begin hearing unusual and interesting syncopation happening, just because of the chord shape!

This is a FREE online version of this lesson, but it is also available for download as a .pdf file for any amount you choose. The .pdf file includes the audio file within the document so you can click and listen on the page while you're working through the lesson.

I also offer spiral-bound printed copies mailed to you, including the .pdf version on CD.

The Banjo Book | Chord Inversions | 7th Chords | Maj7 Chords | Min7 Chords

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