Announcement: releases “Jazz Harmony Guitar Lesson on Chords with 6th”

Share Article released a new video guitar lesson from instructor and creator Claude Johnson. In this guitar lesson, now available on, Claude Johnson teaches a jazz harmony guitar lesson on the 6th chord.

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I want to talk about using sixth chords as substitute chords

“I want to talk about using sixth chords as substitute chords”, says Johnson. Claude demonstrates this concept with the example of playing Bm7 (B minor seven) to E7, which is part of the two five one chord progression in the key of A. “Instead of playing the B minor seven you can play B minor six”, says Johnson, “it gives it just a little different color”. This is very useful when playing on the same chord voicing for numerous bars, you can switch between minor seventh and minor sixth to keep it more interesting. Claude continues this easy rhythm jazz guitar lesson by performing other chord substitutions such as switch a dominant 7th chord to a major sixth chord. All of these chord voicing’s are made up from the notes in the major scale and Claude says that it is all covered in the course Real Easy Jazz Guitar, which is available along with guitar TAB’s for this easy jazz guitar lesson at

The major scale, aka the Ionian Mode, is a seven tone diatonic scale that is widely used in western music. The eighth duplicates the first at double its frequency so that it is called a higher octave of the same note, which its name is derived from Latin "octavus", the eighth.

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Claude Johnson, a native of Philadelphia PA, began playing guitar in 1990 after being inspired by players like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. He is the creator of and has helped 1000’s of people to learn to play the guitar with his critically acclaimed instructional DVD courses, all available at

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