Thursday, 1 November 2012

Frank Gambale Magic Chords 4

Today's Guitar Chord of the Day continues our series looking at Frank Gambale's Magic Chords.
Frank Gambale Magic Chords

Here's the fingering for this guitar chord:
Frank Gambale Magic Chord

As with yesterday's inversion, today's Chord of the Day can be considered in many different ways.

C, D, G
Csus2 (1, 2, 5)
D11(b7, 1, 11)
Ebmajor 13 (13, 7, 3)
F69 (5, 6, 9)
Gsus4 (4, 5, 1)
Abmaj7#11 (3, #11, 7)
Am11 (b3, 11, b7)
Bb69 (9, 3, 6)

We can use our one Magic Chord in place of 8 different chords all with the same fingering in the same position. The chord can function as:

C, D, F, Bb and G dominant 7th chords
C, Eb, F, Bb, Ab, G major7th chords
C, A, D, G, F minor 7th chords

We've looked at using the Magic chord as major7 and minor7 chords, today we'll look at using the Magic Chord as a Dominant 7th chord.  For example, we could play this inversion in the following positions and it could function as a C7:

2nd position C13 (D, G, A, D)
5th position C11 (F, Bb, C, F)
7th position C9 (G, C, D, G)
9th position C69 (A, D, E, A)
12th position C11 (C, F, G, C)

Try playing through some songs you know and dropping in other Frank Gambale Magic Chords in place of major and minor inversions you might use and tune in tomorrow for another Guitar Chord of the Day.