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  • Questions on Chord Matrixes

    Posted by powel1018yahoo-com on May 20, 2023 at 1:45 pm

    I have a question for anyone with the answer, it relates to today’s daily challenge. Tony said for this rhythm challenge we will be playing through all of the chords in the Key of C major. As he gives those particular chords, believe it is the Chord of G7 maybe one other that are very confusing to me, as the chord of G7 especially is not in the Chord matrix he taught us to make on the fretboard wizard. So now I am confused. Can someone explain?

    powel1018yahoo-com replied 1 year ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Doug T

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 2:41 pm

    I would guess it is in there because G is the 5 chord in the key of C and a 7th chord wants to resolve to another chord so when you play G7 it wants to go the the 1 chord C

    Try playing c-G7- C and notice how it sounds complete when you go back to C.

    So in this case I would consider both G or G7 to be the 5 chord.

  • drew.sudell

    Member
    May 20, 2023 at 7:46 pm

    The canonical chord would be a diminished 7th, in this case Bdim. That consists of B-D-F. The G7 is a G Major with a 7th added, so G-B-D-F. So it’s basically a Bdim with a G in the base. In the chord progressions I’ve seen Tony substitute a dominant 7th for the diminished chord more than a few times. I suspect it’s “easier to play” and/or “something that comes up more often.” But if you’re looking at the Chord Matrix from Fretboard Wizard and not expecting a G variant between the Am and the C, you’re right.

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  • Carol-3M-Stillhand

    Member
    May 21, 2023 at 6:13 am

    Hi @powel1018yahoo-com the short answer is that Tony’s chord matrix in Fretboard Wiz is a matrix of 3 note chords. So you are correct, the FW chord matrix does not have a G7 chord.

    The 7 chords are 4-note chords. (3 is the minimum number of notes you need to have a chord). To make a 7 chord, all you have to do is take the 3 note chord and add a 4th note. So grab any chord from the chord matrix and add one more note to the end of it to get the 7 chord. (You start with the root note and include every other note)

    GBD (G-major) becomes GBDF (G7).

    CEG (C-major) becomes CEGB (C7)

    • powel1018yahoo-com

      Member
      May 24, 2023 at 7:13 pm

      Thank you Carol for taking time to answer.

  • powel1018yahoo-com

    Member
    May 24, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you very much for your help.

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