Added Chords - Let's spice it up a bit...

This section introduces the concept of Added Chords.

Major and minor chords are built using three notes - the first, third and fifth - from the relative scale. Added chords are constructed using scale notes outside this basic triad. The result is a colorful dissonant sound which adds interest and variety to the texture.

Go to the recorded examples and listen to the sound of these innovations and then come back memorise the fingering of the each chord in the CAGED sytem.

Added Chord Chart for Guitar

Use the chords on this sheet as a reference. Go to the examples on the next page and practice the chords in context.

The video examples there will also help develop your ear to the sounds of these chord variations.


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