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Basic Chord Forms and Voice Leading
All of the chords shown so far for the G7 are root 6 chords. One way to put more interest in root 6 7th chords is to not play the root of the chord as the bottom note, but to use the 3rd of the chord (in this case, B) on the 5th string as your bottom note. The bottom two notes of your chord are now the 3rd and b7th, which forms a solid base upon which to include other notes. Using this principle, we get G7 voicings like the following...