I uploaded this video to YouTube sometime ago and many people were asking what the the chords where so I am going to break it down exactly for you. Using this method, you don’t have to always memorize 100’s of chords, you can simply get to chords by simple finger movement tricks.
At the start of the video I am playing Dbmaj9th, then an intermediate chord with a lot of tension. This chords is an inverted G7-5 or G7 flatted 5th, bascially the Ab and the C from the Db maj 9th chords shifts across to G and B making the inversion. The new chord is G7-5 as an inversion with Db still as the bass note. These can also be called “glide” chords.
Next we shift into the Cmin 7th chord by shifting your pinky to the left from Db to C, and then your thumb from B to Bb. The new chord is Cmin7th or you can play 9th.
The 4th chord is a simple shift of the thumb and the second finger from Bb and G to F and A. The resulting chord is – F7 or Fdom with C as the bass note.
At 0.45 I keep following that same pattern with the below
B maj 7th
F7-5 – inversion, B is the root (shifting thumb and first finger from Bb and Gb to F and A)
Bb Min 7th (slight shift half a step)
Eb7 or Dom – inversion, Bb is the root (again shifting the thumb and 1st finger down a step from Ab and Eb and G
Eb7-5 or A7-5 – can be either but the chord is found by moving your 5th finger from the above chord from Bb to A to set up some strong tension.
Abmaj 7th – slight movement from the above chord.
That’s just the first part for now, I will get back to explaining the rest in a future post.