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The DOMINANT chord and its EXTENSIONS, VOICING & TENSIONS (4 of 6)


In PART 4 of our 6-part series of Exploring the “Minor Chord Progression”, we work on the Dominant chord in the progression. It is the chord that has the most amount of colouring possibilities. We first extend the chord to create the Dominant 7th (1 3 5 7b) and then learn how properly voice the chords. After which, we explore various tensions and substitutions using the Dominant chords.

00:00 Performance

00:35 Introduction to “Dominant” chords

01:53 Why not A minor as the Dominant?

02:24 Forming the Dominant 7th chord

03:41 Voicing the Dominant 7th chord

05:02 Colouring the Dominant chord - 7sus4

05:37 The Augmented chord

06:38 The 7b9 flavour 08:45 The 7(b9#5) flavour

10:56 The 13(b9) flavour

12:44 Revision & Moving forward

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