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Chords Harmonic Motion Harmonized Scales Quartal Harmony

Four-Part Quartal Chord Voicings: Major, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, & Harmonic Major

This post explores four-part quartal chord voicings on the three adjacent string sets through Major, Melodic Minor, Harmonic Minor, & Harmonic Major scale harmony.

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Chords Inversions

7th Chord Inversions: (Drop 2 & Drop 3 on The Five Essential String Sets)

An excellent way to begin expanding your chord knowledge (beyond open chords and bar-chords) is the study of four-string seventh chords and inversions.

The most essential forms for beginning or intermediate jazz guitarists are Drop 2 & Drop 3 shapes on the following string sets:

Drop 2:

Drop 3:

It’s crucial to put these into a musical context as soon as possible.

Try playing through some jazz standards using these shapes.

Be careful to keep common tones and move to the closest voicings as you navigate chord progressions.