So you mean these things actually get played in songs?
In this tutorial, we will be discussing where the advanced chords we have learned best fit. So, let's have some fun.
In this course we talked about a bunch of different chords. And I think it's about time we discuss what genres are the best fit for these chords. So, let's get into them one by one
One might ask, if one wants to write a progression in a certain key, let's say C...how do I know how to substitute my chords?
The answer is very simple. You have to look at the quality of the chord you are substituting. For example, if your chord is a major chord, then you should substitute it with it's major equivalent (major sixth, added tone, major 9th, major 11th or major 13th). The same goes if your chord is minor, dominant or diminished (dim chords have a corresponding m7(♭5) chord so there is that).
Before we wrap up, I wanted to remind you all something very important. The order in which you play the notes in your chord is very important. Because it may be the difference between D6 and Bm7. Don't believe me? Let's analyze for a bit.
D6 consits of the D F♯ A B notes. The first inversion of this chord would be D6/F♯, which has the same notes, but in a different order: F♯ A B D. The second inversion would be D6/A, which consists of the same notes, in this order: A B D F♯. And as you may see, this isn't really a D6 chord anymore. Mostly because B D F♯ is a Bm triad and thus, the feel of the chord is less D6 and more Bm7. Not to mention that if we do another inversion, we actually get an Bm7 chord in it's basic form: B D F♯ A.
The same rules apply to all other chord types. Of course, you can still use inversions and whatever placement you want. Just make sure that the end result is still the same chord that you intended to play in the first place.
And that about covers it for this tutorial. In the next one, it's review and conclusion time.