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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 6 days ago #7416

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I have a rough concept that sometimes folks may just say give me a 4 chord or 6 chord etc .
So in this case..it's in the key C minor...
Cm9 - Cm9 - Cm9 - Cm9
Fm9 - Fm9 - Cm9 - Cm9
Ab13 - G7#9 - Cm9 - Cm9

So what is an Ab 13...or for that matter G7#9
thanks.
here's the example I'm looking at

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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 6 days ago #7423

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@Spdr,
Ab13 or A flat thirteen refers to the Ab chord with an added 13th the F, the chord is Ab,C,Eb,Gb,Bb,F
G7#9 refers to G seven augmented ninth, like the name implies the ninth is augmented G,B,D,F,A#.
G7#9 is a very cool chord for blues and jazz, first position on guitar it is index finger on 2nd fret A string,
ring finger barring the D,G,B,E, strings at third fret.
Please don't get the impression I know my oats when it comes to music theory, I know quite a bit, but the
rest comes from books.
Regards, Pete
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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 6 days ago #7427

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Chords puzzle me. Yes , you can learn all these chords for guitar or piano. But how to play them on a harmonica when some need a blow and draw at the same time . I believe a C key blow has CEG but other chords have to play as arpeggios . and the only chord for draw on a C key diatonic is a D-minor chord D F A on holes 4 5 6 and 8 9 10.. So we are limited. I just vamp anywhere that sounds like a beat of rhythm. I'd like more enlightenment, thanks. Dezzy
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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 6 days ago #7428

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Everything that you'll need to know about jazz music theory
is in this FREE book by Jamey Aebersold:

"Jazz Handbook", by Jamey Aerbersold, published by:

Jamey Aebersold Jazz;

www.jazzbooks.com

phone: 1-800-456-1388

Best Regards

John Broecker
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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 5 days ago #7433

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Thanks for that link, John, not one for Jazz, but that looks like a lot of useful info. :)
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Music theory..Jazz etc 5 months 5 days ago #7440

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thanks for all the info and I'll also check out the book.
I often see jazz as a 2,5,1,6 and variations thereof.
So if I'm doing my homework correctly that example from earlier could also be seen as a 1,4 with a 6 , 5, 1 turnaround
and in real life is that how people would refer to it ?
it's true it's arpeggios where we get to play and what ever chords we get, often split chords i would think.

It's in C minor I reached for a Bb harp to play in third position....I'm still not "paper trained" I don't have it committed to memory.
..I found I wasn't coming up with anything interesting but pretty confident others could.
but before I moved on I searched my harps and found an C minor (moll) Orchester 1 harp and gave it a try. I was pleasantly surprised how good it sounded.
not dance music but had a nice sound to it. ( then I went in search of something more lively)

with the Ab 13 ..I count 8 for the octave then continue counting.. let me know if I 'm still confused on that
thanks
spdr
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