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In this lesson we will take a closer look a the lines in the chords we covered in the last lessons. These movements between chords are called voice leading. Before we start, we will repeat the basic chord sequence in E.


What we will do then, is to play one line at the time, and listen how these notes work in isolation. Some lines can work as a turnaround without any other notes, other lines get too dull. But you should try and listen to all of them, and make up your own mind. The first is the top line.


The next is the second line:


It should be no surprise that the next one is the third line:


If you worked through the previous lesson, you should also remember that we added two variations or a fourth line, one based on dim7 chords, and one with ordinary 7 chords. The dim7 line will be:


And the 7 line will be:


We will develop some of these lines a bit further in part 2.

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