Drop 2 Chords

Drop 2 chords should be part of every jazz guitarists vocabulary. Besides comping drop 2 chords work great for chord melody because they give us the root, third, fifth, and seventh for each chord type on the top two strings. The examples below show how to play major 7, dominant 7th, minor 7th, and minor 7b5 drop 2 chords in the key of C.

 

 

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