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Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
01:54:52

Learn all your Major 7th Chords using ascending, descending, blocked, and arpeggiated exercises. Master 7th Chord inversions around the cycle of 5ths.

Course Objectives
  • Master all 12 Major 7th Chords
  • Apply a variety of Exercises in Blocked & Broken Patterns
  • Gain fluency with Major 7 Chord Inversions
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
Featured Reviews

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I love inversions
Inversions help me get through tunes faster while I read the music.
Major7th Everywhere
Great course and great exercises!
Great stepwise approach to mastering major 7ths
I'm enjoying these exercise. They look intimidating at first but I took my time practicing each exercise and working my way up to the recommended tempo. I tried the chromatic moves and I can't believe that somehow, I didn't have to think much. My fingers just automatically land on the proper chords.
Loving these exercises!
I appreciate how Jonny goes through the exercises so methodically and is so encouraging to those of us who have to start at slower than 40 bpm! I have worked these major 7th exercises into my daily routine and noticed just yesterday that I’ve begun to identify them by feel and sound (and not just intellectually), in the classical and other music I am learning. Thank you for providing this supplement to Major 7th Application and Theory!
This is the practice formula I needed
How else can you learn the Major 7th chords better than using these exercises? There are many combinations, progressions and inversions and Jonny takes you through them all in a perfect sequence. It took me a month (skipping a week) to get through all the major 7th lessons and the major 7th exercises (did them all), but if you want to really learn it, this is the way to do it.

Course Lessons

1
Major 7th Chords – Exercises – Lesson 1
22:24

Counter Clockwise, Blocked & Broken

2
Major 7th Chords – Exercises – Lesson 2
15:35

Clockwise Exercise, Blocked & Broken

3
Major 7th Chords – Exercises – Lesson 3
21:20

Half Steps Ascending, Blocked & Broken

4
Major 7th Chords – Exercises – Lesson 4
16:16

Half Steps Descending, Blocked & Broken

5
Major 7th Chords – Exercises – Lesson 5
27:20

Chord Inversions, Blocked & Broken

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

I love inversions
Inversions help me get through tunes faster while I read the music.
Major7th Everywhere
Great course and great exercises!
Great stepwise approach to mastering major 7ths
I'm enjoying these exercise. They look intimidating at first but I took my time practicing each exercise and working my way up to the recommended tempo. I tried the chromatic moves and I can't believe that somehow, I didn't have to think much. My fingers just automatically land on the proper chords.
Loving these exercises!
I appreciate how Jonny goes through the exercises so methodically and is so encouraging to those of us who have to start at slower than 40 bpm! I have worked these major 7th exercises into my daily routine and noticed just yesterday that I’ve begun to identify them by feel and sound (and not just intellectually), in the classical and other music I am learning. Thank you for providing this supplement to Major 7th Application and Theory!
This is the practice formula I needed
How else can you learn the Major 7th chords better than using these exercises? There are many combinations, progressions and inversions and Jonny takes you through them all in a perfect sequence. It took me a month (skipping a week) to get through all the major 7th lessons and the major 7th exercises (did them all), but if you want to really learn it, this is the way to do it.
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