EX­AM­PLE 3 MA­JOR 7b5 CHORDS IN A CON­TEM­PO­RARY STAN­DARD

TRACK 77

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON -

This is con­sid­ered a mod­ern pro­gres­sion, even though this type of writ­ing has been around since the 60s with mu­si­cians like Joe Hen­der­son and Her­bie

ma­j7b5 Ha2n­cock. This ex­am­ple uses or Maj7#11 chords from all five shapes from CAGED the­ory and an ex­tra 6/9#11. Take care with the shape in bar 4; it’s a wide

Gma­j7b5. spread shape 3 Play it us­ing a first fin­ger barre as 3-4-1-1-1. Use a clean, warm tone to pro­duce nice bal­anced voic­ings for these ex­am­ples.

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