Saturday, March 22, 2008
Chord #29 - AbminMaj7(9)
For today's chord I chose a relatively uncommon guitar key - Abmin. The chord uses two stacked perfect 5ths starting on the Ab and the open G and B strings.
The stacked perfect fifths is sometimes referred to as the Andy Summers chord (he used it a lot when he played guitar for The Police). It is also the first chord in the Dave Matthews Band song "Satellite".
I combined this chordal idea with the open strings to create a new voicing for today! This concept of twisting the familiar is something I learned from Steve Rochinski - one of the teachers I studied with when I was in Boston.
For the musical example, I played a Brazilian-inspired chord accompaniment. This could be an introduction or even as part of a main section of a song.
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