There are many different jazz guitar chords that we could talk about, however one of the most important is the major 7th family. At the beginning of this lesson, you’ll hear the Amaj7 being used quite a bit, which sounds really nice.
Just as a side note, major 7th chords are tetrachords, meaning that they have four notes. Normal guitar chords only need three notes to form a chord, so they are called triads.
Jazz guitar chords typically sound a bit softer than normal chords, which really helps with that mellow tone.
Converting these jazz guitar chords into bar chords is a really good way to expand your chord vocabulary.
In many cases, you can actually interchange some of the chords that you’ll learn in this lesson with their major or minor counterparts. That’s cool, because you can use them to give just that extra bit of flavor that a song might be needing.
Jazz Guitar Chords Lesson:
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