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CYCLE OF DOMINANTS #1

Charles Gacsi (42523) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Advanced · Tempo: 120
Pages: 1 2 3

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When playing music there are many times when we have a series of Dominant Seventh Chords, especially on the bridge of a musical selection, leading from one dominant to another. That is what this and the next lesson will be about.

Also the resolution of the fingering of the Dominant Sevenths in this lesson.

The rule of the COMMON TONE, as indicated in lesson #1440, is utilized again.. but not as extensive.

Do not lift the 2nd and 4th fingers off of their respective strings in this cycle. They are your GUIDE FINGERS.

We will start up the neck in a higher position because the entire cycle usually works from the higher fret area into the lower fret area.

Use only 2nd and 4th fingers for the moment.

Guide fingers
Guide fingers
Guide fingers
Guide fingers


Notice how the 1st and 3rd fingers swap strings as the chord changes take place.

1st & 3rd
3rd & 1st
1st & 3rd
3rd & 1st