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by chrisj
June 6th, 2010, 2:17 am
Forum: Guitar Players Discussion
Topic: Best Chord Dictionary- Encyclopedia?
Replies: 13
Views: 2281

Re: Best Chord Dictionary- Encyclopedia?

A dictionary is useless because it doesn't show you when to use this or that voicing. You see, what voicing you choose, depends on what came before and what is coming after. There are various strategies for learning how to put chord voicings together in a coherent fashion, for example, you can gener...
by chrisj
May 18th, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: ii v i progressions
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

Re: ii v i progressions

Yes, it transposes fine. It is a somewhat common trick, Scott Henderson showed it to me years ago. Think up a 5th from the ii chord for a ii-V-I, in other words, you have a ii-V-I in G: Amin7-D7(alt)-Gmaj7, up a 5th from Amin7 is E, so this is the pentatonic scale you start with moving up in half st...
by chrisj
May 18th, 2010, 7:29 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: ii v i progressions
Replies: 7
Views: 2479

Re: ii v i progressions

Better yet is a A minor pentatonic over the Dmin7 chord, Bb minor pentatonic over the G7 chord and B minor pentatonic scale over the Cmaj7 chord. The A minor pentatonic scale over the Dmin7 chord gives you: 5-b7-1-9-11 Bb minor pentatonic over the G7 chord gives you: #9-b5-#5-b7-b9 = perfection for ...
by chrisj
May 17th, 2010, 8:22 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The Dorian Note
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: The Dorian Note

Yes, that's about right. Make it easy on yourself and let your ears become familiar with the sound first. Play a D dorian scale over a Dmin7 - G7 progression or a Dmin7 vamp. It is just a C major scale with emphasis on the D note.

-CJ
by chrisj
May 16th, 2010, 12:22 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The Dorian Note
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: The Dorian Note

Sorry, got a little sidetracked... No, D minor as a key is something different than D dorian. Let's look at a D minor chord from two perspectives. You'll have to become familiar with the diatonic system for you to ultimately make sense of this, so here we go. D minor's relative key is F major. The F...
by chrisj
May 16th, 2010, 7:55 am
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The Dorian Note
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: The Dorian Note

We'll just have to agree to somewhat disagree and that's ok with me because as I said, it's music, not brain surgery. But: "The ii chord does not contain a 6" - your talking roman numerals here and nothing else. I'm saying that a min6 is a possibility for a ii chord and not a possibility for a iii o...
by chrisj
May 15th, 2010, 6:02 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The Dorian Note
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: The Dorian Note

I have to disagree on a few points here as well. Granted, this is music not rocket science but I'll clarify a few things. "The ii chord does not contain a major 6" - it certainly does, or at least can. Or at least is implied by the chord's inherent, or perceived harmony. Granted, a min or min7 chord...
by chrisj
May 15th, 2010, 2:25 pm
Forum: Guitar and Music Theory
Topic: The Dorian Note
Replies: 14
Views: 5911

Re: The Dorian Note

You have to be weary of the, as you say, "dorian note." You of course are correct, that the note is the major 6th. But you also have to understand that this major 6 in a minor chord is only typical of the "ii" chord. Let's assume you understand the diatonic system and for example's sake, let's look ...