There are a ton of ways to alter the V(5) chord. We can # and b so many extensions it’s crazy but here’s one way to do it using a diminished arpeggio. With any idea like this, to use it I personally have to connect it to something I know. So we can start a diminished arpeggio:

-half step above the root

-on the 3rd

-on the 5th

-on the 7th

of the V chord. This turns it into a Vb9. I like this trick and I hope you do too!

-Related Lessons-

0:53 – Diminished Arpeggios & Chords
1:23 – Major 2 5 1 Arpeggios (Across the Whole Neck!)


 Arpeggios & Diminished

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