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Step #2 – Minor 7th Chord Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 08 | Step 2 – (Theory) We will continue to cover all types of seventh chord inversions, this time minor sevenths. By practicing dominant seventh inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 7th Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 1 – (Theory) To create a minor seventh chord, you will take a dominant seventh chord and lower the third, also known as the lowered 3rd degree in the major scale of that key. We will explore minor seventh chords and their functionality more in subsequent lessons.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Minor 7th Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 2 – (Theory) Minor seventh chords are four-part chords made up of stacked major and minor thirds. They are characterized by the inner interval of a minor third, and the outer interval of a minor seventh.

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Step #3 – Minor 7th Symbols

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 3 – (Theory) There are multiple ways to label a minor seventh chord using chord symbols. By familiarizing ourselves with these variations, we can be ready to play the right chord at the right time!

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Step #4 – Dominant 7th Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 4 – (Theory) We will continue to cover all types of seventh chord inversions, this time dominant sevenths. By practicing dominant seventh inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Major 7th Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 4 – (Theory) A seventh chord inversion is a combination of the same 4 notes of a four-part chord in a different order. By mastering each chord’s inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Dominant 7th Chords 

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 1 – (Theory) To create a dominant seventh chord, you will take a major seventh chord and simply lower the top note, also known as the lowered 7th degree in the major scale of that key. Compared to major seventh chords which are static, dominant seventh chords are unstable and need to resolve somewhere. We will explore dominant seventh chords and their functionality more in subsequent lessons.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Dominant 7th Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 2 – (Theory) Dominant seventh chords are four-part chords made up of stacked major and minor thirds. They are characterized by the inner interval of a major third, and the outer interval of a minor seventh.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Dominant 7th Symbols

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 3 – (Theory) There are multiple ways to label a dominant seventh chord using chord symbols, the most common is “7.” By familiarizing ourselves with these variations, we can be ready to play the right chord at the right time!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major 7th Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 1 – (Theory) Welcome to our introduction to jazz harmony! Whereas most popular music uses triads and three-part chords, jazz harmony extends upwards to use four-part chords and seventh chords. This may seem daunting at first, but we will be building on your previous knowledge of triads by just adding one new note.

To create a major seventh chord, you will take a major triad and simply add a major third on top, also known as the 7th degree in the major scale of that key.

With the addition of this more sophisticated harmony, you will be sounding like your favorite jazz greats in no time!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Minor 7th Chord Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 08 | Step 2 – (Theory) We will continue to cover all types of seventh chord inversions, this time minor sevenths. By practicing dominant seventh inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Minor 7th Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 1 – (Theory) To create a minor seventh chord, you will take a dominant seventh chord and lower the third, also known as the lowered 3rd degree in the major scale of that key. We will explore minor seventh chords and their functionality more in subsequent lessons.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Minor 7th Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 2 – (Theory) Minor seventh chords are four-part chords made up of stacked major and minor thirds. They are characterized by the inner interval of a minor third, and the outer interval of a minor seventh.

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Step #3 – Minor 7th Symbols

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 3 – (Theory) There are multiple ways to label a minor seventh chord using chord symbols. By familiarizing ourselves with these variations, we can be ready to play the right chord at the right time!

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Step #4 – Dominant 7th Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 07 | Step 4 – (Theory) We will continue to cover all types of seventh chord inversions, this time dominant sevenths. By practicing dominant seventh inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #4 – Major 7th Inversions

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 4 – (Theory) A seventh chord inversion is a combination of the same 4 notes of a four-part chord in a different order. By mastering each chord’s inversions in all 12 keys, you will gain proficiency in using these chords on the keyboard, and will be ready to play more complex chord progressions.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Dominant 7th Chords 

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 1 – (Theory) To create a dominant seventh chord, you will take a major seventh chord and simply lower the top note, also known as the lowered 7th degree in the major scale of that key. Compared to major seventh chords which are static, dominant seventh chords are unstable and need to resolve somewhere. We will explore dominant seventh chords and their functionality more in subsequent lessons.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #2 – Dominant 7th Intervals

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 2 – (Theory) Dominant seventh chords are four-part chords made up of stacked major and minor thirds. They are characterized by the inner interval of a major third, and the outer interval of a minor seventh.

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #3 – Dominant 7th Symbols

Stage 0 | Lesson: 06 | Step 3 – (Theory) There are multiple ways to label a dominant seventh chord using chord symbols, the most common is “7.” By familiarizing ourselves with these variations, we can be ready to play the right chord at the right time!

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* Brenden Lowe

Step #1 – Major 7th Chords

Stage 0 | Lesson: 05 | Step 1 – (Theory) Welcome to our introduction to jazz harmony! Whereas most popular music uses triads and three-part chords, jazz harmony extends upwards to use four-part chords and seventh chords. This may seem daunting at first, but we will be building on your previous knowledge of triads by just adding one new note.

To create a major seventh chord, you will take a major triad and simply add a major third on top, also known as the 7th degree in the major scale of that key.

With the addition of this more sophisticated harmony, you will be sounding like your favorite jazz greats in no time!

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