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Major 7 arpeggios over dominant chords

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In this example, a Major 7 arpeggio is played on whole-step (or 2 frets) below a dominant chord. Specifically, a D Major 7 arpeggio is being played over E7. This created a "mixolydian feel", as the notes in D Major 7 also appears in the E mixolydian scale. This sounds a bit jazzy and cool, so try it out.

What you should take with you from this lesson: Any time a 7th chord is being played, you can always play a Major 7 arpeggio one whole-step below the 7th chord. Examples: G Maj7 over A7, C Maj7 over D7, Eb Maj 7 over F7, and so on.

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Comments on this video lesson:

Jorge said...

Very nice, and very simple also

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Mark Wein said...

Good one!

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New Course - Comping with Triads -

Learn 6 common chord progressions.
"You are simply the best teacher on the internet. Always cool, explain things well, and relevant stuff for beginners to advanced players. Even my kids are into your lessons now!"

I was chosen as the 2013 Next Top Guitar Instructor at Truefire!