Example3 Dominant 7#5 Chords used in a Light Fusion Groove
This R&B groove uses minor 9th and Dominant 11th chords. In Example 1, the 7#5 sounds challenging, but in a progression it’s fantastic, the dissonant flavour resolving nicely. This example uses Shape 1 in bars 4 and 8, Shape 3 in bar 2 and shape 4 in bar 6. Shapes 2 and 4 are identical voicings (R-#5- 3) just played on different string sets. The shape I in bar 7 is another variation, really just shape 5 moved over a string set for a better sound.