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Guitar for Songwriters by Leo Cavanagh

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8Chord Construction: How to Build Chords and Find Good Voicings

WITH A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE OF MUSIC THEORY, you can find chords anywhere on the neck. This chapter tells you how to find the notes in a chord and how to apply that to the guitar.

How Chords Are Built

To find any chord on the guitar, you need to know three things:

image The major scale for every key

image The notes on the neck of the guitar

image The formula for the type of chord you want (major, minor, ...

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