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13) May '19: All about 7th chords

Updated: Feb 7

Hello fellow mandolin player! I hope this email finds you well, here we are with lesson #12 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via www.mandomike.com. Before we dive into the free lessons, I have an important bit of admin I need to tell you about:

on the open/download statistics and have decided to make a small change to the free lessons. From now on, I will be combining the Beginner and Intermediate lessons into one lesson called (unsurprisingly) 'Beginner & Intermediate Lesson'. Each one of these lessons will be designed to accommodate both standards of player, so they will start easy, say with the basics of a tune, and then once that is mastered, will move on to making it more difficult and appropriate for intermediate players. Hello fellow mandolin player! I hope this email finds you well, here we are with lesson #13 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via www.mandomike.com. Which means one thing: 'Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me' - MandoMike is now ONE years old! Thanks to you all for joining me for the last 12 months and here's to many more! I'm a little later than I had hoped sending this lesson out, but they're a bit more in depth than previous lessons, so I hope you understand. To celebrate my 1 year MandoMike birthday, this month's free lessons are all about the dreaded 7th chords:This will not only save me a heck of a lot of time (which is not always available to me on tour), but also make the lessons more interesting for you - there aren't that many beginner lessons I can do before I start repeating myself :)


Hello fellow mandolin player! I hope this blog finds you well, here we are with lesson #13 of the 'Free Monthly Lessons' published via ww.mandomike.com. Which means one thing: 'Happy Birthday to me, Happy Birthday to me' - MandoMike is now ONE years old! Thanks to you all for joining me for the last 12 months and here's to many more! I'm a little later than I had hoped sending this lesson out, but they're a bit more in depth than previous lessons, so I hope you understand. To celebrate my 1 year MandoMike birthday, this month's free lessons are all about the dreaded 7th chords:



Beginner & Intermediate

For the Beginner & Intermediate lesson, I want to look at the general '7th' chords, the theory behind them and the shapes to use. For beginners, the aim is to get the basic '7' shape mastered, but for intermediate players, I want you to try and understand the theory as well, and also try a slightly harder version of the '7' chord. In the lesson, we'll use Man of Constant Sorrow as an example piece of music to work on the changes to 7 chords. The lesson pdf can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.


Advanced

For the Advanced lesson, I'm going to attempt to explain minor7 and major7 chords. I'd like you to be able to understand the theory behind them and then learn a few different shapes for each type. To really challenge you at the end, I've written out the chords to the jazz standard 'Autumn Leaves'. This includes 7's, m7's and mj7's and some really tricky chord changes, but definitely worth the effort. The lesson worksheet can be downloaded here and the corresponding video is here.


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See you next month! Hope you enjoy the lesson :) Mando Mike

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