Advanced players have ways of visualizing the guitar that make it simple to navigate. Once you reach higher levels of playing, the movements of chords become visually linked. Linking minor chords to the scale patterns that surround them is one part of this larger approach. Practicing in this way will allow you to move towards that type of understanding faster. Much faster than if you focused just on scales and chords by themselves.
When you practice scales along with the chords they are related to, you start to see the guitar in this way. Don’t worry if you don’t know very many scale shapes, this approach is appropriate for anyone. As long as you have reached a basic level of proficiency you can begin to learn this approach!
Today’s lesson is part 2 of this series, and explores minor chords. If you want to see the first installment of this series check it out here.
This lesson focuses on the dorian scale and how it relates to minor 7 chord voicings. I use two of the most common voicings for minor 7 chords to make this immediately useable. By linking these minor chords to their related scale patterns I hope you can quickly start implementing this idea in your playing.
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