Minor Chords and Extensions by String Set

  • This lesson will show you how to add differnet flavors to a Minor chord. There are many possible extensions, such as: min 7th, 6th, flat 6th, 9th, 11th, and others. You can combine these extensions in many various ways to produce different interesting chords.

  • These chords are useful and easy to play. Choose the ones you like most, or make up your own chords.

  • You can see that all of these chords are made up of notes from the Dorian, Aeolian and Melodic Minor scales.

  • As always the chords are organized by string set. This helps you remember the chords by their position on the neck, and by the string that the root note is played on.

  • The chords that have a "T" symbol in the bottom note are the ones which are easier to play using your thumb for the bottom note.

  • Here are the most popular voicings for a Minor7 chord (Cm7)
    Basic Cmaj7 voicings


  • Minor chord extensions on the 1st String Set (6th String Root):
    Minor Chord Extensions - 6th String Root


  • Minor chord extensions on the 2nd String Set (5th String Root):
    Minor Chord Extensions - 5th String Root


  • Minor chord extensions on the 3rd String Set (4th String Root):
    Minor Chord Extensions - 4th String Root


  • Be sure to learn for yourself what the chords sound like, and pick out what kind of sound you prefer to use.
  • It is not very important to know the exact name of all these chords.
    But it's important to learn what they sound like, and what each of their individual extensions sound like against the root note.





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