Watch the Lesson 5 online guitar lesson by Howard Morgen from Fingerboard Breakthrough
Combining triad shapes with the landmark octave shapes can help clarify how and why higher tension chord shapes (major 7ths, minor 7ths, 13ths, 9ths, etc.) appear as they do on the fingerboard. For example, major 7th, dominant 7th, and major 6th shapes can be formed on the fingerboard by adding a 7th, b7th, and 6th respectively to a major triad shape. Similarly, minor major 7th, minor 7th, and minor 6th shapes can also be formed by adding 7th, b7th, and 6th scale tones to a minor triad shape. It's easy to visualize the location of the added scale tones by first creating an octave shape from the desired chord root, and then lowering the 8th (octave) one fret at a time to... > Continued in manual (click Chart button above).