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this is a lesson on jazz guitar chords and how to use them.im showing some jazz chords here.In “lesson #5 continued”, i’ll show you how to use them by examples. by the way. the self-deprecating commentary is my wierd sence of humor acting up.i look pretty silly in this video.

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25 Responses to jazz guitar lesson#5 (chords and application)
  1. freddym223
    January 5, 2012 | 1:46 pm

    a dim.7 chord = 1-b3-b5-6 or (bb7) // Cdim.7 = C-Eb -Gb-A or(bbB) .
    the 6th(A) and double flatted 7th(A) are enharmonic equivalents.that is 2 notes? that sound the same but are written differently.G# and Ab are enharmonic equivalents.in sheet music and chord books you will rarely see a diminished chord written as a dim.7.it will just say G#dim.

  2. shoomeedamoneee
    January 8, 2012 | 6:36 am

    many thanks!?

  3. henryinvisible
    January 10, 2012 | 8:35 pm

    Thank you so much for? these great lessons, Freddy. I really enjoy them. Would you happen to have a lesson on split chords?

  4. freddym223
    January 11, 2012 | 7:57 am

    thank you , i’m sorry but i don’t know what a split chord is? unless it goes by another name also :-(

  5. Maile08711
    January 17, 2012 | 11:20 am

    You are so great! Thanks a lot? for all those precious videos! Hi from France!

  6. freddym223
    January 18, 2012 | 7:56 am

    thank you for the kind words !?

  7. hankammer23259
    January 28, 2012 | 1:50 am

    You are the man, thank you so much for the? videos. Much Appreciated.

  8. freddym223
    January 28, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    your welcome . i hope my? lessons help you

  9. Sorthious
    March 2, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    Thanks for the lessons, they are very? effective and entertaining with the self-deprecation! Some may find it easier to form chords, with roots on the 6th string, with their thumb instead. In fact, you may want to use one fingering over another depending where the chord is on the neck, especially to avoid finger crowding. Also, using the thumb instead may make certain Chords/Notes more accessible and open up new possibilities for fills in between chords. Again, great lesson!

  10. freddym223
    March 2, 2012 | 1:07 pm

    thx ! if you watch me play chord solos you’ll see that i use my thumb a lot . but most people can’t , or don’t like to use their thumb .? i don’t really care what fingers people use as i’ve stated in other lessons .

  11. Sorthious
    March 3, 2012 | 11:31 am

    Yeah, I think it’s important to learn more than one fingering. Especially the Minor 7 with the bass on the 6th. Each fingering offers easy access to filler notes up or down the neck, which would be hard to reach? if your using the alternate fingering. So, learning both would seem to expand a players options. Again, ty for the lessons..Glad to be learning this….took me long enough..haha

  12. freddym223
    March 3, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    yes. when i play an Am7, i almost always use my thumb so my pinky can reach up to a? higher note easier. but i’ve learned when teaching , not to confuse people with too many different ways of fingering.this is orthodox , although you could use your finger tips for an Am7 which i dont like.

  13. freddym223
    March 3, 2012 | 1:19 pm

    also ,i don’t care if some body wants to use their nose to hit the 6th string bass note as long as it sounds good . all i? care about is getting a good sound anyway you can.

  14. Sorthious
    March 3, 2012 | 2:39 pm

    Yeah..i hear ya..I love when they come back and say “So, and So said ‘That’s not the RIGHT way!’ “, I offer standard fingerings but let them know that its not the only way and if they wan’t to explore other ways, then thats fine. Main thing, in my opinion, is? to get them to understand they shouldnt pin themselves down to one style of fingering,picking, rhythm, etc. Makes them well rounded. Wish I hadn’t fallen into some of the same ruts when I started. Live and Learn.

  15. ILoveNaif
    March 18, 2012 | 10:29 am

    live and learn. -hello? from Indonesia-

  16. freddym223
    March 18, 2012 | 1:35 pm

    yep ! if you ain’t learning you ain’t living .?

  17. papa62old
    March 29, 2012 | 10:14 am

    Fred you are a? riot with the little notations on the screen. What state are you from? I’m from the far north in New York. Would love to meet you some time and maybe jam some where. I know a fellow guitarist that looks and acts just like you but you have hair.

  18. freddym223
    March 31, 2012 | 6:45 pm

    thankyou papa ! i’m? in the high country of arizona

  19. 197669666
    April 3, 2012 | 2:00 pm

    Just? what I was looking for! I love the way you teach, seeing the chords drawn out on big sheets of paper while you play and explain them is perfect. Thanks!

  20. freddym223
    April 4, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    i hope the lessons? help you !

  21. LJG781
    April 5, 2012 | 7:31 pm

    Sir…. I’ve got to say you’ve just converted me…. I’m 62, and have been playing guitar, for 43 yrs… always rock, and now classic rock….always played the pentatonic scales, and the Ionian major…..searching on you tube for something different….and I came across your site….. FANTASTIC….. I? just became a student……thankyou….

  22. oneerd
    April 5, 2012 | 10:30 pm

    oh my….Dearest Mr. Freddy… you really are far too self deprecating !
    what you’re providing is simply “INVALUABLE” ! and you’re presenting it in a warm
    and exquisitely earnest way.
    you are? a beautiful man with a beautiful cat, …helping to perpetuate true ART !
    what more could this world ask for…
    and …oh yes ! indeed, THAT CIRCLE NEEDS A 3 AROUND iT !!!
    THANK YOU!!!!!!!

  23. freddym223
    April 6, 2012 | 7:38 am

    thx for letting me know you like my lessons and my cat and hopefully my weird sense of humor . and yes? that circle does need a 3 around it . i’m very unorganized :-(

  24. freddym223
    April 6, 2012 | 7:42 am

    thx ! i? hope my lessons help !

  25. stephenstringer
    April 18, 2012 | 6:38 am

    wow freddy youve become a lot more popular? since i last checked your vids..and i like it!!

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