6ths in C
Here’s what is found from the previous session’s challenge:
With the A string ringing, these will mostly sound as A minor type sounds. If we lowered the 6-5 strings to C-G, all of these will sound as C Major type sounds.
The names aren’t as important as simply making some sweet sounds, and tuning our ears to a key center. It is a good challenge, however, to see if you can name these chords from an A m perspective.
Let me try: Am7 (2-1) • Am11♯5 (3-3) • Am7 (5-5) [3rd-less] • Am7♯5 (7-6) • Am9 (9-8) • Am7 (10-10) • Am11 (12-12) • Am7 (14-13). Am I right?
If we muted out all of the strings [had a 2 string closed system], these will sound as an ‘6th interval scale’ in C Major. This interval cycle would be m-M-M-m-m-M-M, which is the opposite of the qualities of the chords in a key. If we inverted these intervals to 3rds, they would be M-m-m-M-M-m-m, which follows the quality sequence in a Major key.
We are ‘turning the gem’ – looking at this from multiple angles, in different light. Power learning.