This guitar lesson plan follows on from CHD-01 which covered triads, sus & add chords. The lesson covers various seventh chords and how each chord could be used in a musical context. Teaching chords this way helps your student learn the difference between the chords far better than merely using a chord chart. When your student hears the chord in a musical context, they learn the unique characteristic of each type of chord.
About this lesson
Following on from CHD-01, which covers triads, sus & add chords, this lesson covers a range of seventh chords. Each chord is given in a musical example so your student learns to apply the chord rather than simply learn a chord position. The included lesson instructions can be used to guide the lesson along and give your student tips on how to think about the chords. The theory is clearly explained so your student can understand the difference between the various seventh chords.
It's a good idea to go through MTH-08 before attempting this lesson as it covers the theory in a different way.
A new worksheet is available in the Lesson Materials Section to help you teach your student seventh chords. This worksheet links up to the guitar lesson plan MTH-08 which explains the three main types of seventh chords. The best way to teach your student seventh chords is to start off by using MTH-08 to explain the chords, then use this worksheet to test your student's understanding. The worksheet will teach your student to figure out seventh chords across the fretboard as well as write the chords out in Guitar TAB and Standard Notation.
Access the worksheet here: WCH-02 Seventh Chords
More worksheets are available in the Lesson Materials Section here.
About this worksheet
This worksheet relates to the guitar lesson plan on seventh chords, MTH-08. The best way to teach your student seventh chords is to use the guitar lesson plan to explain the chords, then use this worksheet to get your student to try and figure out some seventh chords on their own. The worksheet will ask your student to fill in some seventh chords across the neck starting on different root notes. They will learn to write their answers in both Standard Notation and Guitar TAB as well as understand the theory.
This worksheet will help your student:
- Figure out seventh chord positions across the fretboard
- Write out the correct notes in Guitar TAB and Standard Notation
- Understand the three main types of seventh chords and the intervals used
A new lesson plan has been added to the Lesson Materials Section on seventh chords. This lesson plan will explain the main types of seventh chords including the theory behind the chords. Your student will learn how to identify each type, figure out the chord positions based on either a basic major or minor chord and even learn how to create arpeggios across the neck.
Be sure to cover the basic theory behind the Major Scale before using this lesson plan. Beginners may have trouble understanding the theory if they have not yet learned about intervals so be sure to cover that as well.
Access the lesson here: MTH-08 Seventh Chords
There are more lesson plans available on music theory under the MTH series. Check out the Lesson Materials Section to access more lesson plans.
About this lesson
This lesson plan will introduce your student to seventh chords. The three basic forms of seventh chords are explained in detail with diagrams. The included lesson instructions will help you explain the theory in the easiest way possible. Beginners often get confused when trying to understand the difference between Gmaj7, G7 and Gm7 so this lesson is focused on making the differences easy to understand. It's recommended you spend some time teaching your student some basic music theory before explaining seventh chords. You can use lessons MTH-01 and MTH-07 to cover the basic theory first.
This lesson plan will help teach your student:
- How to identify the different types of seventh chords
- Understand the theory behind each chord
- Figure out seventh chord positions based on Major and minor chord shapes
- Form arpeggios across the neck