E Chord Form Basic Mods
Basic mods include EMaj7, E7, Em7, Em, Eadd9.
These are so often confused, the topic got its own slide. Let's get clear on this: the G & B are 'reversed'. Middle G is line 2, 3 string open. Middle B is line 3, 2 string open. This will be valuable moving forward, again, as these two tones are commonly mistaken for each other.
There are 5 chord shapes in standard tuning that can act as a framework for all of the others. They are C-A-G-E-D. This is the 'CAGED' system. It can act as a 'scaffolding' type learning tool, which is 'removed', once pure knowledge is a reality ("this is C, this is C, this is C..."). We will learn how each of the forms move up the fretboard in the order of most common usage [E & A first, then D, C, G]. E & A, D are similar; C & G are similar. System: CAGED Complete • Subs: E Form | A Form | D Form | C Form | G Form
Let's use the adding tones to a shell method to create some different modes, and put them to work. We will use Em pentatonic as the shell and add F-C, F#-C, & F#-C# (in the gaps). As E minor type scales, each of these hold one of the 3 locations for minor chords in the Major key system. [iii, vi, ii in the order below]. There are other possibilities too. We are staying within the derivatives of the Major key system.