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Dominant Seventh Chords

This lesson is part of the course Theory for Mandolin and Fiddle with Chad Manning.
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Learn the basics of music theory as it relates to four-string instruments tuned in fifths. Chad’s practical approach will deepen your knowledge of chords, scales, and arpeggios, and help you integrate them into your playing.
 
 
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Dominant Seventh Chords  
 
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Dominant Seventh Chords
Dominant Seventh Chords
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn about dominant seventh chords and arpeggios. The dominant seventh chord (often just called a seventh) consists of a major triad and flatted seventh and is often used as the V chord in a progression. Chad walks you through dominant seventh chord construction, explaining how it wants to resolve: from I7 to IV or V7 to I, for example. He also gives you some exercises using dominant seventh arpeggios moving around the circle of fifths, from E to Bb, and showing you how to create dominant seven double stops by lowering the root to the flatted seventh.

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