We can play "piano extended chords" in the key of C major simply by adding certain notes to the chords. Try these new chords:
C E G A (C6)
D F A C (Dm7)
E G B D (Em7)
F A C E (F major 7)
G B D F (G7)
A C E G (Am7)
B D F Ab (B diminished 7)
Now go back and "plug" the new chords into the progressions that you have practiced for a new sound!
Then try these chords in ALL TWELVE KEYS!
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FORMULAS FOR EXTENDED CHORDS
Major Seventh Chord: 1 3 5 7 (the 1st,3rd,5th and 7th notes in the major scale--example: CMAJ.7=C E G B)
Minor Seventh Chord: 1 b3 5 b7 (flat the 3rd and 7th notes in the scale--example: Cm7=C Eb G Bb)
Dominant Seventh Chord: 1 3 5 b7
Diminished Seventh Chord: 1 b3 b5 bb7 (double flat the seventh note)
Try extending the chords in several different keys and then using them to compose some "colorful" chord progressions.
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