Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Post Five - Extended chords

Extended chords

If we extend the scale further we add higher notes
1 2  3  4 5 6  7  8 9 10 11 12 13
A B C D E F G A B  C  D   E   F

Am9 has a B an octave higher
Am11 has a D

The same principle applies for the G in the key of C
Start the scale on the G and the G7 will have an F added.
1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8
G A  B C  D E  F G

For those that want to know what a Maj7 chord is, when you add the 7th to a major chords in the major scale the 1st and 7th have only one semi-tone between them instead of a tone. They look a bit different and sound a lot different and are called a Maj7.