Maj7 Chords are one of the most important tonic chord types. This video will show you 7 different ideas that you can use when improvising over Maj7 chords. The concepts I cover are using different arpeggio types, triad pairs and super-imposed pentatonic scales both common and more exotic.
Content of the video
0:00 Intro – Maj7 Chords and ideas
1:18 Example 1 – Solo
1:40 Interesting versions of Cmaj7 and Em7 arpeggios
2:29 Using arpeggios and making them less boring
3:38 Example 2 – Solo
4:04 Pentatonic scale from the 3rd of the chord
4:34 Different sounds from different phrasings
5:05 Less Rock/Blues sounding ideas
5:58 Example 3 – Solo
6:23 Triad pairs: G & Am
6:54 Analyzed relative to the C root
7:27 Melodic approach from triad pairs and that specific sound
8:23 Example 4 – Quartal Arpeggios
8:48 The “new” sound of Quartal melodies in a solo
9:17 two ways to check them out over a chord
9:50 Some technical ideas for playing quartal arpeggios
10:53 Example 5 – Solo
11:16 Am6 pentatonic – Robben Ford on a Maj7 chord
11:50 Constructing an Am6 pentatonic scale
12:35 Simple ideas from this type of phrasing.
12:55 Example 6 – Solo
13:20 Am & Bm – Lydian Triad pair.
13:57 Phrasing using Spread Triads and inversions
14:43 Example of a line using the triad pairs
14:58 Example 7 – Solo
15:22 Emaj(b6) Pentatonic scale on a Cmaj7 chord
15:42 Where it comes from
16:15 How to construct and play the Emaj(b6) Penta scale.
17:07 Phrasing and making lines with the scale
17:40 Do you have other good suggestions you like to use? Leave a comment!
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