Jazz chord examples (for ear)

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  1. To Need a Woman

    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    I've realised that there's a few chords that I often mess around with, but that have never actually encountered. So I'd like to get more used to the sound of the chords below, without just thinking "ah that's jazz sounding"! Any good good examples where these would be well emphasised in songs?

    Chords

    m6,
    7sus2,
    9 chord (this one doesn't seem to have a very distinctive sound),
    7b13 - such as G7b13 (3x344x),
    7b5 - such as Bb7b5 (6x675x),
    maj7b5

    I've noticed the 7b5 chord sounds nice played a semi-tone up from the I chord, before resolving.

    Here's a nice one for a D7sus2 -

    Thank you
     
  2. huw

    huw V.I.P. Member

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    m6 is an odd one, because it's an "anagram" of a m7b5 (Dm6 = D F A B; Bm7b5 = B D F A) and one could argue that a common progression like Bm7b5 > E7 > Am is actually Dm6 > E7 > Am. Context would usually provide an answer (if one were necessary).

    However, in the James Bond Theme there is an easily recognisable rising semitone figure that goes (single notes) B > C > C# > C etc over an Em harmony. As the notes in that rising line are 5, b6, & 6 of the key when the C# is sounding that's as unambiguous a m6 sound as you're going to get.

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  3. To Need a Woman

    To Need a Woman Senior Member

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    A few 9 chords here:



    And a Bbm6 in this:

     

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