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May 12, 2010

Pat Martino Video Lesson: Minors Over Dominant #5 Chords

In this video lesson, Pat Martino shows 4 different minors over a dominant #5 chord.

Over A7#5 he uses:

  1. Em7: sounds like 5 b7 9 11
  2. Bbm7: sounds like b9 3 #5 7
  3. Gm7: sounds like b7 b9 11 #5
  4. Dbm7: sounds like 3 5 7 #9

Dbm7 seems like a strange substitution, why would you want to play a natural 7 on a dominant chord?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...
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Jazz man said...

This is something new to me. This is something worth studying and looking into at these possbilities.

Jim Carroll said...
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IgnitedWeStand said...

Got to love the grittiness of this video. I wonder if there is an old radio lesson on how to play guitar out there.

Raul said...
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Carl Crave said...

Depends if the A7 is static or moving. If it's static, it becomes the tonic and the function of the normal flat 7 in this case the G (which would normally fall to the third of Dmaj) is redundant as all paths are leading to A, hence a Maj7 ie G# works just fine in practice.

Basically, any note works if you place it correctly and guide it correctly. Therefore any scale can work. Pat rocks, but just listen to how atonal his soloing is.