How To Play Extensions on Dominant Seventh Chords

thelonius monk lessonWant to spice up your chords and arrangements and make them more jazzy?  

One of the best ways to do this by adding extensions to your chords. Unfortunately, most people don’t understand how to do this properly.  

So, you’re probably saying right now, “Steve, How do you play extensions on chords?”  “I heard that the opposite sex loves C7(13b9)…right?”  “Can you teach me to create these beautiful sounds so I can finally get a date this Saturday night?”

Well, I’m glad you asked.  (You’re on your own as far as the date but I can definitely help you with the jazz chords). I decided to shoot a new lesson video to help you guys out with this often elusive topic.

 This particular video deals exclusively with playing extensions (tensions) on dominant chords.  The extension I teach in the video are ( 9, 11, 13, b9, #9, #11, b13).  

Ready to get richer chords? 

Want to see how I apply some of this jazz theory? Here’s a lesson on reharmonizing Misty.

Also, many of the cool chords I play in this 12 bar blues piano tutorial have these great sounding extensions as well.

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Steve Nixon