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Dean Brown – Guitar Improvisation Essentials 2

November 5, 2019


For every chord that you’re going to play,
you’re going to decide what its function is, and then whether it’s major, minor, or dominant. It’s that simple. The first one is tonic, major. The second one is sub-dominant, it’s the 2
chord, sub-dominant, minor. If I’m playing E minor in the key of G, right… I can still think of it as G. So, if I said. It’s the same thing. One of the upper structures of E minor 7 is
a G major 7 chord. Which sounds great over E minor, so you see
what I mean? There’s a relativity going on. G major 7 over A, is like an Asus chord with
a 13 and a 9, right? So, here we go again. See what I mean? Sounds wonderful, right? You got a little bit of chromaticism going
on, in something as simple as an A minor 7 chord. That’s all it is, you know? If I want to play A, and I want to hit A again
on the next bar, then I go. But if I wanted to play C, I would go. If I wanted to play E. See where I’m going
with this? If you have 2, or 3, or 4 ways to think about
the same thing, you know the same notes. Hopefully, when you’re soloing, one of them
will come to mind.

1 Comment

  • Reply Horst Lippitsch November 5, 2019 at 6:29 am

    The master! Does somebody know which kind of pick Dean used? Dunlop Jazz lll?

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