JA-022 • Minor Type Jazz Chord Extensions (Guitar Lesson)

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In this guitar lesson I will show you some chord substitutions for minor 7th group chords. Great for jazz and funk and good fun!Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a great forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all totally free, no bull. No sample lessons, no memberships. Just tons of great lessons :) To get help with your lesson or song look up the number at the start of the video title (like ST-123 or whatever) on the Lesson Index page. www.justinguitar.com .
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Comments posted (25)

i dont understand how are the second dm7 shape… the one you play around 1:20

Great lesson & I like the close ups.

your the best theacher i found on the web! i am autodidact and i realy love jazz., always looking 4 tips. you just upgraded my playing . sory for my english.

Thanx Justin, very enjoyable !

Justin- Thank you.

Absolutely grate…
Awesome lesson..

1000 Thanks t o you.

what helps me is i use my thumb on the bottom e string

i often play D minor 9:

put the the minor third on the bottom. It would be from low E to high e- x-8-x-7-8-8

Not an assault, use personal messages to show your feelings of gratification.

Whatever you prefer, Guitar is what you want to learn not how you learn it.

Thumb behind the neck (pointing more or less toward the headstock), elbow tucked tight to your side, fingers leaning towards the headstock.

How about instead of hitting the root on the 4th string (12th fret), you just play the 7th (10th fret). In the video he talks about how you don’t always have to play the root :] Either that or play the other position for it, where you have the bass note on the lowest string, nothing on the 5th string, and 3 notes in the middle strings.

anybody got a tip on how to get a good position for the 1st Dm11 he teaches? the one with 8-8-10-12 on the bottom 4 strings…man I just can’t seem to position my hand to hear clearly all the strings!! my pinky mutes the bottom string

Good to see, that not only my guitar’s necks are dirty :-)
Na, seriously – again a great lesson Justin!

He’s using the fingers of his picking hand.

How do you pluck those? Do you use a pick or your fingers?

Hi Justin, many thanks for your lessons, I think your philosophy and approach to music/guitar education is fantastic. Are you planning to do any lessons on jazz improvisation? Cheers.

Thanks for the quick response! This clarifies at lot, so you don’t have to be as strict with ‘minor’ as in classical harmony.

Jazz as a genre is a long term project for me, each time learning some more, putting it aside for a while (not stop playing guitar of course) and rediscovering it all again. But I never give up :-)

@ jasperoosthoek – you are right, but in the “Joe Pass” approach, you just break things into 3 categories, and let your ears sort the rest. Quite often you can treat a VI as a II anyway (like 1st chord in Blue Bossa). Why is it Minor – cos it has a b3 of course! But you knew that right!

Hey justin. Doesn’t D minor 6 belong to the dorian scale/mode instead of minor/aeolian? Why is it called minor then?

No worries, it was just a suggestion. Also “diagram” might have implied something more involved than what I actually meant. In the interest of clarity, what I meant was little superimposed Youtube annotations (I’m going to assume that since you have your own Youtube channel, you know what those are) with this kind of business: x20211 (i.e Bm7b59)

Again, no worries.

@ Hoopermazing – I would love to have diagrams up too – but it just takes far too long to make them all! Sorry. Will get some notes up on the web site though soon. J

I was going through a rut… Your lesson saved the day! Thank you!

I’m not sure which part of “I prefer diagrams” you’re failing to understand. If his fingers were more arched, their placement would be unambiguous. Unfortunately, they aren’t, hence my suggestion of diagrams. I fail to see why this is of concern to you. Different strokes for different folks. Some people like tabs, for instance. I don’t care for them at all. I prefer standard music notation, but I don’t care if others prefer tabs.

FYI: There is no such word as “alot.”

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