Tension and release.
One of music’s fundamental concepts that really bonds our emotional ties to it is that fact music flows from sounds of tension to some sort of resolution or release. Most, if not all, genres have an element of this ebb and flow but typically you hear it more commonly in the likes of Blues, Jazz and Fusion.
One of the key chords or harmony that is used to create this sense of tension is the V chord or Dominant chord
In Tom Quayle’s latest lesson package, Tom provides a fantastic detailed insight into the various Dominant 7th chord tensions that commonly arise in Jazz/Fusion contexts, looking at ways to tackle typical functioning, resolving, Dominants such at typical Mixolydian 7ths, Diminished, Altered sounds, Phrygian Dominant etc. as well as the non-functioning dominant sound of Lydian Dominant.
A brilliantly presented 26 page PDF booklet is provided which goes into great depth about the theory behind Dominant 7ths, giving example chord progressions and voicings with example licks and real world song examples.
The booklet concludes with tablature of 20 example lines for you to use in your own playing immediately and, if that wasn’t enough, Tom has recorded 19 minute video lesson in glorious HD video showing you how to play each line at full speed then slowed down for you to digest them fully. There are also 15 (yes, 15!) high quality backing tracks for you to try out the lines as well as your own ideas.
Tom’s lesson packages are of the highest quality and his latest is no exception. Fusion playing is a hot style of playing at the moment so if you are anyway aspiring to include ‘those’ jazzy sounds into your playing be sure to check it out!
‘Soloing Over Dominant 7th Chords‘ is available now from Tom Quayle’s website for $25.00
Here’s a couple of licks that Tom kindly shared to whet your appetite: