Re: Major vs Minor keys?
- From: "RichL" <rpleavitt@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Oct 2008 18:00:30 -0400
Steve Freides <steve@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"js" <nothing@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
I think musicians in general have this belief that blues is some sort
parallel major/minor key thing, when in fact it's a dom7#9 thing.
In a typical blues(y) structure, you play dom7 chords, with a major
Playing the minor third in a bass line or solo does not make it
you're simply adding in the #9 ie "the Jimi Hendrix chord". The
major; the minor 3rd is a "color" note.
Yup. I _love_ the Jimi Hendrix chord (and will start calling it that
from now on).
For anyone wanting to do this on a guitar, here you go - on the first
4th string: E in the second fret, 2nd finger
3rd string: G# in the first fret, 1st finger
2nd string: D in the third fret, 3rd finger
1st string: F## (G-natural) in the third fret, 4th finger.
Equivalent (and in a way easier to play):
5th string seventh fret second finger
4th string sixth fret first finger
3rd string seventh fret third finger
2nd string eighth fret fourth finger.
Better yet, learn 'em both, you'll have more flexibility insofar as
playing the chord in the same area of the fretboard as
p.s.....I prefer to call it the "Taxman" chord ('cause I'm ornery) ...
the above form is played with the root at the fifth fret (D7#9) in that
song, which preceded Hendrix's "Foxy Lady"...
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