DI­A­GRAM MI­NOR 9, MI­NOR 11 and MI­NOR 13 CHORDS IN FIVE SHAPES

Guitar Techniques - - EXTENDED HARMONY LEARNING ZONE -

As you play each chord, call out the in­ter­vals, from the low­est to high­est note. As we saw last month, cer­tain in­ter­vals may be omit­ted to ar­rive at a prac­ti­cal voic­ing. The m9 chords for ex­am­ple, may or may not in­clude the 5th, as this only serves to sup­port the root. The m11 chords may be voiced with­out the 5th and 9th, while the m13th may omit the 5th, 9th or 11th. The most im­por­tant in­ter­vals in our three mi­nor chords are the root (al­though this is of­ten omit­ted or al­lo­cated to other b3rd in­stru­ments such as bass); the (which de­ter­mines that the chord is mi­nor); the b7th (which means any colour tone is then con­sid­ered an ex­ten­sion); and the high­est note of the ex­tended chord. On each di­a­gram, the roots are in­di­cated in black (where ap­pli­ca­ble), with the in­ter­vals that make up the voic­ing dis­played within the notes.

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