Monday, May 11, 2009

Miniseries #004, Take this Hammer + 7th Chords and Backup Discussions XII

Hi Everyone,

Continuing on with the back-up and the seventh chords. We can also use the seventh chord on the C or the Four chord. We can add the seventh in the 4 chord(C) to create a bluesy effect. The sound of the C7 doesn't really want to resolve to the ear, although it will go back to the 1 chord (G). Its really up to you, the player, to decide how you want to interpret the use of these seventh chords, whether it be in your back-up, or in your soloing.

In this video, I give you another pattern, only this time we are going to fret the fifth string with our thumb to get the 7b seventh within what ever chord we are working on. By using our thumb (sometimes I'll fret the fifth with my index) within this next roll pattern, we can get another cool sounding pattern, coming right from the Stylings of Scruggs.

Roll On


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