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Hi, EP332 beautiful (as usual) composition starts off with an E chord, but the first few chords sound like going to something minor.
After digging into it I finally found that there’s actually a the progression E – Emaj7 – E7
That’s an enchanted progression, which can be done with all major chords, that is X – Xmaj7 – X7
and it can be done in every place on the neck with the following technique:
1) You choose the major chord shape, and then find the root. In EP332 it’s a D shape starting on the 4’th fret 1’st string. That’s an E chord. In this case the root of the chord, an E, is on the 5’th fret second string.
2) Move the root one fret to the left, to the 4’th fret. You got yourself an Emaj7 (without the root, E, but it still does the job).
3) Move again the same note one fret to the left (you will probably need to change the fingering) and you land on the E7 chord (again, without a root on this triad. You can reach out for a root if you like, for example on the 2’nd fret 4’th string, or the low E, but it can be done without it, the root is often not essential).
For every major chord, a semi tone below the root is a major 7, and 2 semi tones below the root is the dominant 7, and the progression has a magical air.
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