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Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
03:03:58

Demystify chord extensions with this comprehensive theory course on learning the most common extensions over major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords. With practical examples and exercises, you’ll finally be able to identify and use chord extensions with confidence to develop a more advanced jazz vocabulary.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the most common extensions for major 7, dominant 7, and minor 7 chords
  • Understand the theory behind extensions and tips to quickly identify them
  • Explore common chord voicings with extensions and their combinations
  • Master extensions with 3 essential exercises around the circle of 5ths
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Lead Sheets
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Learn to build those crunchy chords!
Thank you, Jonny, for teaching the reasons behind how and why chords are built the way they are at each stage, 9th, 11th and 13th. In each lesson, I made notes of my favorite chords and positions, even writing down some sample progressions. The class notes are now a valuable resource for me to look back on. Thank you for infusing joy and personality into each lesson!! You have made chord theory enjoyable!!
Piano chord extensions
It's a great way these ideas explained in simplicity keep the good work Jonny
A Huge Stepping Stone for Understanding Jazz Chord Extensions
Well laid out steps with insight into how few extensions there really are, how to apply them to the 3 main types of 7th chords, and how to create your own voicings for improvising, composing, and giving expression to lead sheet songs.
Challenging but worthwhile
Although challenging the method of teaching has been fun and I have learnt a great deal at the young age of 84.
The missing link for me
This course takes you through chord extensions and finishes with a set of exercises to help you (eventually, with practice) quickly find chord extensions when reading lead sheets etc. I am always grateful to have clear, well-thought-out exercises that can help me to convert the theory in my head to automatic responses in my fingers.

Course Lessons

1
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 1
28:59

Major 9 Chord Extensions

2
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 2
19:19

Major 11 Chord Extensions

3
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 3
27:12

Major 13 Chord Extensions

4
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 4
11:12

Minor 9 Chord Extensions

5
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 5
13:12

Minor 11 Chord Extensions

6
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 6
17:41

Minor 13 Chord Extensions

7
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 7
15:13

Dominant 9 Chord Extensions

8
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 8
16:50

Dominant 11 Chord Extensions

9
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 9
18:52

Dominant 13 Chord Extensions

10
Piano Chord Extensions – Lesson 10
15:28

Extensions Around the Circle Exercise

Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

Learn to build those crunchy chords!
Thank you, Jonny, for teaching the reasons behind how and why chords are built the way they are at each stage, 9th, 11th and 13th. In each lesson, I made notes of my favorite chords and positions, even writing down some sample progressions. The class notes are now a valuable resource for me to look back on. Thank you for infusing joy and personality into each lesson!! You have made chord theory enjoyable!!
Piano chord extensions
It's a great way these ideas explained in simplicity keep the good work Jonny
A Huge Stepping Stone for Understanding Jazz Chord Extensions
Well laid out steps with insight into how few extensions there really are, how to apply them to the 3 main types of 7th chords, and how to create your own voicings for improvising, composing, and giving expression to lead sheet songs.
Challenging but worthwhile
Although challenging the method of teaching has been fun and I have learnt a great deal at the young age of 84.
The missing link for me
This course takes you through chord extensions and finishes with a set of exercises to help you (eventually, with practice) quickly find chord extensions when reading lead sheets etc. I am always grateful to have clear, well-thought-out exercises that can help me to convert the theory in my head to automatic responses in my fingers.
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