Intermediate chord progressions – lesson 4

The next part of the lesson series will focus on seventh and extended chords. These chord groups add flavor to the major and minor triads. It's also common to variate with substitutions (see "Alternative chord diagrams" below).

Progression:
Dmaj7 | Bm7 | Amaj7 | Dmaj7

1st bar | 2nd bar | 3rd bar | 4th bar

Repeats: 5 times
BPM: 80
Time signature: 4/4


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Chord diagrams

Dmaj7

  • Dmaj7 chord diagram XX0222

Bm7

  • Bm7 chord diagram X20202

Amaj7

  • Amaj7 chord diagram X02120

Alternative chord diagrams

These are extended chord that can be used as substitutions for the chords above. The Dmaj9 can be a substitution for Dmaj7 and so on. Also D6 that was introduced in lesson 5 can be used as substitution for Dmaj7.

Dmaj9

  • Dmaj9 chord diagram XX0220

Bm11

  • Bm11 chord diagram X20230

Amaj9

  • Amaj9 chord diagram X02100


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