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Latin Chord e-Book

How to use this e-Book



Latin Jass chords can be confusing and challenging, this e-Book is designed to
help you navigate the world of Latin Jazz chords. These are the chords you will
find in jazz standards but also in a lot of Latin tunes.

I have laid out the chords according to their chord family and also which string
the root is on. Here are the five chord families:

1. Major
2. Minor
3. Dominant 7th
4. Augmented
5. Diminished

and these are the different root chords:

• Root 6 – root of the note on the 6th string
• Root 5 – root of the note on the 5th string
• Root 4 – root of the note on the 4th string

Go through each chord and try to play it. You will see that there are sometimes a
few different ways of playing the chord. This has to do with chord voicings and
the position on the guitar you are playing the chord.

In the second part of the e-Book I have included 5 chord charts of famous latin
jazz standards you can use as practice piecing the chords together.

Chord Construction
The way chords are constructed is quite mathematical. Each chord you come
across will consist of a triad or more of notes. For simple chords like major and
minor these notes are just triads or three notes stacked on top of each other.
Eg C major fig 1 : C E G which corresponds to notes 1, 3, and 5 in the c major
scale.


fig 1 C major



or C minor : C Eb G or 1, flat 3, 5 in C major scale or notes C E flat and G.


fig 2 C minor


To play C major on a guitar you can choose and combination of C , E and G. Here
are a few examples just on the top three strings.


You can see that there are many options and that’s just on the top three strings.
But its good to know that all of these shapes form C major in different orders (or
inversions) of the notes.

Extended Chords
Beyond working out triads we can also look at what we call extended chords.
These are chords that have extra notes added. Here are some examples of
extended notes: C add 9, C minor 7, C7flat 9

To work out these chords it’s a little trickier, but they are all still built on the
original triad.

For example:
• C add 9 is a C manor with an added 9th note in C major = D
In other words this chord will include the notes C E G and D.




• C minor sevent is a C minor triad with an added flattened 7th note in the
scale = B flat. Ie C E G Bflat.



• C7flat 9 : Notes in a C 7 chord: C E G Bflat and a 9th = D flattened = Dflat




I have used this method to work out all the chords in this book. You will be able
to find different ways to play the same chord progression depending on which
area of the fret board you are in and also what voicings or notes you want to
hear. With experience you can choose the right chords and voicings quickly but if
you are not experienced it may take you time to make decisions about what to
play where. An experienced teacher can also help to guide you on how to do this.

Chord Patterns
Here are some exercises you can try in different keys as a warm up routine and
lalso to familiarize yourself with the various chords.

Ex 1: ii- V7- I

1. Dmin7 – G7 -Cmaj7
2. Emin7 – A7 -Dmaj7
3. Fmin7 – Bb7 -Ebmaj7
4. Gmin7 – C7 -Fmaj7
5. Amin7 – D7 -Gmaj7

Ex 2: I-ii-iii- IV-V7
1. Amaj7 -Bmi7- C#m7 - D- E7
2. Gmaj7 -Ami7- B#m7 - C- D7

Ex 3: Circle of Ffiths

1. Am7- D7 – G – Cmaj7 – Fmaj7 – Bm7b5 – E7 – Am7

Ex 4; ! – IV –V7 – I or try ! – IV –V7flat9 – I

Am7 – Dm7- E7 – Am7 Am7 – Dm7- E7b9 – Am7

Em7 – Am7- B7 – Em7 Em7 – Am7- B7b9 – Em7

Charts
Following the chord diagrams in the following pages you will find 5 chord charts
for you to try. There are many ways to voice these chords especially if you a
playing a Bossa Nova. See what you can come up with and let me know how you
go. In the coming weeks I will be posting some examples of these charts at
www.latinguitarmasterty.com so be sure to come and have a look and see what I
have come up with too.

You can also YouTube these charfts and see what you can find.

In future editions I will add more charts and also add dedicated chord diagrams
for each chart. In the meantime you can also check out a few examples at
http://www.latinguitarmastery.com/?cat=87.

Happy playing!
Sergio

Major Chords
Root 6 (tonic on 6th string)

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Major Chords
Root 5 (tonic on 5th string)

Root 4 (tonic on 4th string)

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Minor Chords
Root 6 (tonic on 6th string)

Root 5 (tonic on 5th string)

Root 4 (tonic on 4th string)

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Dom 7th Chords
Root 6 (tonic on 6th string)

Root 4 (tonic on 6th string)

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Dom 7th Chords
Root 5 (tonic on 5th string)

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Diminished/Augmented Chords
Root 6 (tonic on 6th string)

Root 5 (tonic on 5th string)

Root 4 (tonic on 4th string)

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Acoustic Guitar

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