Jonny May

Minor 7 Chord Exercises for Piano

If you wan to play jazz, blues, pop, funk, rock, or just about any song that uses chords and lead sheets, it is essential to play minor 7 chords.

Now, many teachers and method books will teach you how to play a minor 7 chords on piano, but they don’t teach you how to practice minor 7 chords in all 12 keys, all inversions, and in progressions.

Why is this important?

Because if you want to read lead sheets and play chord charts with total freedom, you need to be able to play any minor 7 chord in any inversion on the fly.

We put together this course to give you a deep dive understanding of minor 7 chords so that you can tackle any tune that uses these chords.

Course Objectives
  • Learn 4 blocked and broken exercises around the circle of 5ths
  • Explore 10 exercises using the chromatic scale
  • Discover 2 exercises that explore inversions
  • Master minor 7 progressions
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
Featured Reviews

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love these exercises
It really helps to have a metronome marking to strive for. Also saying the names of the chords really helps with focus and staying engaged.
You will really learn the minor 7th chords.
Excellent practice to master minor 7th chords. Totally worth the time invested!

Course Lessons

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 1

Minor 7 chords counterclockwise around the circle of 5ths exercise

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 2

Minor 7 chords clockwise around the circle of 5ths exercise

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 3

Minor 7 chords half steps going up exercise

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 4

Minor 7 chords half steps going down exercise

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 5

Minor 7 chord inversions exercise

Minor 7 Chord Exercises – Lesson 6

Inverted minor 7 chords by 5-1 relationship exercise

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