Try Some Piano Extended Chords

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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Learn about 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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