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Basic Chord Forms and Voice Leading

Christopher Sung (9641) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

So now, let's learn a few root 5 and root 6 voicings for our minor 7 chord. The first 2 measures show root 6 voicings for an Amin7 chord, while the last two show root 5 voicings for a Dm7 chord. All these voicings are movable which means if you wanted to play a Gm7 chord, you can simply take the voicings for the Am7 chord and move it down two frets. Similarly, if you wanted to play a Cm7 chord, you can simply take the voicings for the Dm7 chord and move it down two frets. Knowing these root 5 and root 6 voicings enables you to play any minor 7 chord in any key with the option of taking whichever voicing is closer to where you are on the neck.
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