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Thread: How to use augmented 7th chords

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    Registered User sixstrings121's Avatar
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    How to use augmented 7th chords

    Hey, I've been trying to use the whole tone scale in my playing and improvisations. I know the scale fits very well with a +7 chord. I just don't know how I would use these chords. It doesn't seem like they fit anywhere. Some help please?

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    You can use them in place of any V7 chord.

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    Especially in minor keys beacause they are diatonic then. So try G7(#5) -> Cm7 (Or better, Cm-maj7) and play the whole tone scale over the G7(#5).
    Stop talking about modes and start working on your groove.

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    I commonly use 7+ chords/whole tone in place of the V of a harmonic minor scale and the V of Melodic Minor. A thing I like to do is Arpeggiate the Chord and then lead it into the whole tone. That way it makes a smoother transaction from whatever scale you're playing to whole tone. Hope that helps.
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