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7th Chord Embellishments in R&B - Major 7th

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Lesson Excerpt: First, we will talk about major 7th chords. Specifically a drop 2 E major 7th chord with the root on the 5th string. We'll start with the basic voicing of root, 5th, 7th, 3rd, 5th. We'll then remove the pinky, giving us root, 5th, 7th, 9th, 5th. By ...

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