Overview
How to name chords and how to find names of chords. Here are some takeaways from this lesson:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
C D E G A B
2 = 9 | 4 = 11 | 6 = 13
Add - Triad + Extension - No 7
1 3 5 + (9 11 13) - No 7
Ex: Cadd9 = C - E - G - B

Maj(no.) - Major 7 + Extension (9 11 13)
1 3 5 7 (9 11 13)

Ex: Cmaj9 = C E G B D
  m(no.) - Minor 7 + Extension (9 11 13)
1 b3 5 b7 (9 11 13)

Ex: Cm9 = C Eb G Bb D

No Maj or m (no.) - Dominant 7 + Extension (9 11 13)
1 3 5 b7 (9 11 13)
Ex: C9 = C E G Bb D

Sus(2 or 4) - Triad replacing 3 with (2 or 4)
1 (2 or 4) 5
Example: Csus2 - C D G
9 - 1 3 5 7 9
11 - 1 3 5 7 9 11
13 - 1 3 5 7 9 13

Take away 5 if needed, 3 & 7 most important notes in chord tell you Maj/Min/Dom.

-Related Lessons-


0:08 - Extended (7 9 11 13) Chords?! | UGT 3/8
6:04 - Transposing (Chords as Numbers)?! | UGT 5/8

PDF - Theory, Extended ChordsNaming Chords Worksheet 1, Naming Chords Worksheet 2, Naming Chords Worksheet 1 - Answers, Naming Chords Worksheet 2 - Answers

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