Chordal Arrangement Techniques

Chordal Arrangement Techniques


This video on chordal arrangement techniques has two steps. The first step is simply going up a diatonic third of the key for whatever chord is being presented and adding that chord to the arrangement.


Example Key of C Major:

Cmaj7 up a diatonic 3rd would be Em7        Em7 simulates The Cmaj9th
Dm7 up a diatonic 3rd would be Fmaj7        Fmaj7 simulates the Dm9th


The 2nd step of this arrangement is preceding each chord with a 5th tone higher and making that a dominant chord


Example:

B7  -  Em7   The B is a 5th higher than E  


Which simulates at least the roots as a two five chord progression. Keeping in mind that the dominant chord should be altered depending on the melody notes that are played over it. As always keep on strumming

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Chordal Arrangement Techniques Video

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