Guitar Learning Tool

Check out the new practice tracks

Using the select menus below, select either a major, minor or harmonic minor key.

The buttons below the neck graphic are labeled with the chords in your selected key. Choosing from these buttons will display the notes of the corresponding chord on the guitar neck graphic.

The buttons above the neck graphic labeled, basic chords, 7th chords and 9th chords, are used to select 3-note (basic), 4-note(7th) or 5-note(9th) chords.

To use the practice tracks, scroll down to the area just below the guitar neck graphic to pick an audio track to play along with for practicing. Currently these are all in jazz-related styles but more are coming soon.

Practice Audio

Click on a tab below (Major Trax, Minor Trax or Dominant7 Trax) to reveal practice tracks in each key for a specific chord type. Experiment by finding repeating patterns in whatever arpeggio you have pulled up in the arpeggiator.

PLEASE NOTE:

To reduce page load time, tracks don't automatically all download but instead load when you click the play button. Once a track has finished playing it will count off and play again until you click the stop button.

Major Trax
Minor Trax
Dominant 7 Trax

    Jazz 4/4 Swing Tempo 140

    For these tracks you can pull up any major chord type such as maj7, 6, 6/9, maj9, maj13

  • Amaj7

  • A#maj7 or Bbmaj7

  • Bmaj7

  • Cmaj7

  • C#maj7 or Dbmaj7

  • Dmaj7

  • D#maj7 or Ebmaj7

  • Emaj7

  • Fmaj7

  • F#maj7 or Gbmaj7

  • Gmaj7

  • G#maj7 or Abmaj7

    Jazz 4/4 Latin Tempo 140

    For these tracks you can pull up any minor chord type such as m7, m6, m9, m9, maj13

  • Am7

  • A#m7 or Bbm7

  • Bm7

  • Cm7

  • C#m7 or Dbm7

  • Dm7

  • D#m7 or Ebm7

  • Em7

  • Fm7

  • F#m7 or Gbm7

  • Gm7

  • G#m7 or Abm7

    Dominant 7th Jazz 4/4 Swing Tempo 140

    Pull up any 7th or 13th chord with a sharp or flat 5 or 9 such as 7b5, 7#5, 7b9, 13b5b9 chord. By the way, in case you're wondering what is meant by a 7alt chord, it's just a way of saying a dominant7 chord with a raised or lowered 5th or 9th or any combination of the 2. So, for instance, if the chord chart of a song calls for an A7alt, you could play any of these chords: A7#5, A7b5, A7#5#9, A7#5b9, etc.

    PLEASE NOTE!

    Due to the fact that it's a bit tough to hear a severely altered dominant 7th chord for long periods of time without ever resolving, I decided to do 4 bars of a 7alt chord followed by 4 bars of the 1 maj7 chord to which it would normally resolve. So if you're practicing over this audio, you'll need to know what to play over the major7 chord each time it resolves.

    Here's an idea - pop open this page in a new browser window and pull up both chords resizing your browser window to fit both in your screen view.

    The 2 chords used in each of the audio practice tracks are listed below each.

  • A7alt to Dmaj7

  • Bb7alt to Ebmaj7

  • B7alt to Emaj7

  • C7alt to Fmaj7

  • Db7alt to Gbmaj7

  • D7alt to Gmaj7

  • Eb7alt to Abmaj7

  • E7alt to Amaj7

  • F7alt to Bbmaj7

  • Gb7alt to Cbmaj7

  • G7alt to Cmaj7

  • Ab7alt to Dbmaj7