Music Theory For Bass Guitar – Seventh Chords

2019-01-12T12:30:53+00:00November 2nd, 2013|Categories: Music Theory For Bass Guitar|18 Comments

The last lesson dealt with triads. This lesson adds another third to the chord to give us the seventh chords.

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  1. Bob P December 23, 2013 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Great lesson, Mark. In the PDF, example 7, shouldn’t the B be a Bb, for the minor 7 b5?

    • admin December 23, 2013 at 8:52 am - Reply

      Absolutely. Well done for spotting that and thanks.

  2. G. Kon Laskaris March 12, 2014 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    Hi Mark,
    In the video at the 52 second mark, you begin to remind us of the four combinations of stacked 3rds.
    You say “Major and minor, minor and minor, major and minor and minor and major”.
    I assume this should actually be “Major and minor, minor and minor, major and major, minor and major”?


    • admin March 13, 2014 at 8:28 am - Reply

      That’s right. I need to annotate that. I noticed after I recorded it but didn’t have the heart to re-record the whole thing again. Thanks for reminding me.

  3. Ewald May 1, 2014 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    Great lesson, thanks.

  4. Bjorn July 28, 2014 at 9:38 pm - Reply

    Great, as ever. This one went a little too fast for me at times, but it’s not really a problem since there is also a PDF.

  5. James Hagan December 29, 2014 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    These videos are great, I can’t stress how much they are helping me with bass playing and understanding music. Keep them coming !!

  6. Cassie April 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    Keep on writing and chnugigg away!

  7. rob carlson June 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    Hello Mark, I am enjoying these lessons very much. Thanks I am actually liking the theory alot…..good work

  8. Michael Canute July 24, 2015 at 12:12 am - Reply

    Along with Skype lessons this makes far more sense. I’m a little on musicality, but getting there.

  9. León Espinoza March 4, 2016 at 4:35 pm - Reply

    Thanks for this lesson Mark! You’re a great teacher 🙂

  10. Viktoria Blix October 23, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    thank you so much for these lessons! Thought I was a lost cause when it came to music theory. Maybe ill pick up math after this;P

  11. Nick Jones January 1, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Thanks Mark. Really enjoying leaning the theory and really helping to expand my playing knowledge and enjoyment.

  12. nick February 6, 2017 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Thanks a bunch Mark. Have been reading books for a year or so but these lessons are making everything so much better! Am enjoying the theory also. By the way trying to work out the accent too!

  13. Milan Demin May 21, 2017 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Thank you very much..amazing lesson…like all the others. Helps a lot…..

  14. matthew foster September 9, 2018 at 3:05 pm - Reply

    Thanks Mark. Great lesson. Clear & to the point.

  15. matthew foster September 9, 2018 at 3:56 pm - Reply

    Can’t get enough of that dom7#5, been jamming on it with the looper. getting a lovely latin vibe. 🙂

  16. Michal October 21, 2018 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Hello Mark, I learned these chords from your video, and after a while I opened attached PDF and found a difference in fingering of Minor7 b5 chord. In your PDF you have fingering 3 – 1 – 4 – 2, but in video you play it 3 – 1 – 4 – 1. Which one is correct please, or it depends on circumstances? Thanks, Michal

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