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Practicing Jazz chords syndrome

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    You're having a hard time? Try telling that to the Argentinian football team. :D

    Kidding, good luck bud
     
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    lol he’s waving goodbye! :D

    Regarding jazz chords, My fretting hand is becoming muscular. Jumping from Maj7 to m7 to 7 to 7b5 with root bites on 6,5,4 strings :confused:
     
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    It's that darn muscle memory, that's the only solution just repeating over and over. You're a better man than I am though, keep on keeping it on!
     
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    Keep on keepin' on, brother.
     
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    It’s just like getting used the chords you already know. It won’t take long.
     
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    Thank you brother ;)
    Hey Mark. My weakest point in guitar is chords, that’s why I chose to learn jazz. Jazz might not be the easiest genre to master, however, I’m getting along with it. I need to enrich my chords vocabulary and strengthen my ears. It’s fun! :)
     
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    As you get more of these under you belt, the physical shapes start becoming variations on eachother and you'll be able to pick up new chords more easily.

    Going through these jazz chords in the context of a song is great too. Some of the more obscure chords sound horrible in isolation, but in the context of a song you hear how they work and they sound great.
     
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    That's true. When I play half diminished chords, they sound odd. When combined with other chords, they sound so sweet.

    In addition to chords, I need to focus on rhythm and walking the bass.
     
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    I as Swedish soccer supporter am resonably satisfied, we advanced to quarter finals, which was slightly better than what was expected before World Cup 2018. Actually, i am quite happy!
    Despite we usually don`t lose to England, but they deserved to go to semifinals this time. Best from them since 1990, and from Sweden since 1994, when we arrived at 3rd place, our second or third medal place, 1950 depends of how you count the total tournament. We got silver at home 1958.
    Many usually strong countries failed this time around.
     
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    Just keep playing major and minor circle progressions. Then add Harmonic minor progressions. After a year or so you won't even think about it. You just do it.
     
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    The Swedish soccer team should be proud of their work in World Cup. They showed that they don't need someone like Ibrahimovic all the time, they can do well without him. Great team work and great job at bringing the best out of each other as a unit/team.

    It was a really exciting tournament this time, I have to say I was glad Germany went out especially after their behavior with the Swedes. Not professional
     
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    Working the flute today. Same story different instrument. :whistling:
     
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    I’m working on GFI, I’m getting better day by day.

    https://www.jazzguitar.be/blog/the-girl-from-ipanema-chords/

    I practice along with the video. I started with each chord once at beat 1, then beat 1 & 3, now I can keep up with the video. My wrist hurts me the most when I go beyond 6th fret. 12-52 strings are lethal :( the smaller the frets, the more difficult to avoid buzz and muted notes.

    I’ll check harmonic progression. Thank you my brother :)
     
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    Harmonic minor and melodic minor will get you playing augmented chords in the basic triads. Melodic minor (derived from the ascending scale) will have two dim chords for the vi° and vii° as well.
     
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    Interesting. I dared checking Harmonic minor one time in my musical life. But now I have the strength to learn both harmonic and ascending melodic, because I’ll think of them as number, thank you for the good teaching :)
     
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