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Chord Fragment Soup

Robert Strait (6660) · [archive]
Style: Jazz · Level: Intermediate · Tempo: 120
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This next example is a harmonized major scale using fragments. Work thru the chord diagrams which includes the bass notes. Then, listen to the sequence. The first time up the scale you will hear the full three note chords including their root notes, the second will be the two note fragments over a C pedal tone in the bass, and lastly will be just the fragments alone. Hear how just the fragments can imply the harmony?

Cmaj7
D-7
E-7
Fmaj7
G7
A-7
Bmin7b5
Cmaj7
Cmaj7
D-7
E-7
Fmaj7
G7
A-7
B-7b5
Cmaj7
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