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Bass Chords: How to Play a Dominant 7th Chord

Watch more How to Play Bass Guitar videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn how to play a dominant 7th chord on the bass guitar in this bass chords guitar lesson from Howcast. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Here's how to play a dominant 7th chord on a bass guitar. The dominant 7th is like a major 7th chord, but with a lowered 7th - the 7th is one half-step lower than a major 7th chord. If we use G as our example, we talk about the notes in the chord as they are in the G scale. So we'll be using G, our root, B, the major third, D, our fifth, and now our 7th, which in a G major scale is F#, is now F. And this gives us our dominant 7th sound. Another way to think about it is a C major scale starting on G, and then it's arpeggiated as a chord. So we have G, B, D, and F. And here's two octaves of the G dominant 7th chord.
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