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Drop 2 Voicings Top 4 Strings
Let each chord ring all the way up to the next one.
This drop 2 chord voicing exercise will get you playing drop 2 chord on the top four strings on the guitar. There are 24 chord fingerings to learn in this exercise. Players such as Joe Pass, Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, Ed Bickert, Jim Hall, and many others used these chords to build some of the best chord solos ever played, as well as amazing comping.
The name Drop 2 comes from the order of the chord tones in a four note chord voicing. To build these chord shapes, you take a closed position chord, 1-3-5-7, and drop the 2nd note from the top down an octave, forming the interval pattern 5-1-3-7.
Use the the notation, and the chord charts to get started learning the patterns. Use the backing tracks to learn as many chords as you can at your own rate. You can play any of the chord types over the backing tracks. When your ready use the videos to connect all 24 chord fingerings. This will also be a great opportunity to better learn the intervals of Maj7,7th, min7th, min7thb5, and diminished 7th.
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