August 2021

Inserting the dominant 7th

This weekend we will look at turning a standard 1-6-4-5 progression into a more dynamic and interesting progression. Keeping away from complex music theory, we will simply describe this by using the diagrams of chords below.

1. Start Here

2. Next Try This

Now try inserting the dominant 7th for each of the chords in the progression. The progression now becomes C—E7—Am—C7—F—D7—G. Have fun!