Quennel masterfully plays "Yes, Jesus loves me" in the Key of G. In this post, I'd like to look at how he uses the G13Sus to C 6/9 progression to create this nice sound!!
Check it out in the video below
The first step to understanding a chord is to understand the content
Understand the Context
This specific movement can be used to approach any major chord. In this video above Quennel is using the movement to get to a C Major chord.
The basic idea here is to use this movement when you need a dominant chord. The first chord is essentially a Dominant 13 chord (G-F-B-E-A). But I like calling it the Major 7b5 because to the "ear" it sounds bright like a major chord, although it acts like a dominant chord. So this first chord is a passing chord
The second chord is the chord you are approaching. I like to call the chord you are approaching the target chord. In this example, the target chord is a C 6/9 chord. But you will hear me call this a quartile chord because instead of playing it like this, C-E-A-D-G, we start from the E and simply count up every 4 notes. So its E-A-D-G.
Jazz musicians will often use this second chord as their "1" chord
What are the Notes
Play F-B-E-A to E-A-D-G and memorize it in all your keys.
See the graphic below and you can start using this right away in your songs!
See a Sneak Peak of more Nice Chords!
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