Unlearning Seven Days will open your eyes to Sting’s music while expanding your guitar skills. Ronnie Wood provides this tutorial that teaches proper finger placement and strumming pattern so that this song comes out beautifully.
Formulas for chord formulas usually consist of roots, third, and fifth intervals; suspended chords substitute their third interval with either second or fourth.
1. E minor chord
This chord exudes melancholia and fits perfectly in the dark and mysterious setting of “Seven Days”, the opening scene in 2001 sci-fi cult film Donnie Darko. Additionally, Echo & the Bunnymen classic, “The Killing Moon”, also uses this chord.
As with other minor chords, E minor is formed by layering together two thirds: one minor third (1/2 tones) and one major third (2 tones). You’ll likely come across this chord in all kinds of music!
This particular E minor chord is an augmented one, meaning its fifth tone has been raised one octave higher than usual to add tension and make it more unique. Sometimes known as half diminished chord, please refer to this chart for further information.
2. C major chord
Learning chords is a crucial aspect of musical composition. They serve as the building blocks for melody and harmony, so it’s crucial that we gain an understanding of their inner workings.
One effective method to this end is through an understanding of the major scale. Starting at C as your root note and counting using the formula 2-2-1-2-2-2-1 will lead you to D; from there two notes right of it lead you onward until G is reached.
This chord progression can be found in much modern music as well as some oldies, and is particularly effective as it quickly shifts between dissonant chords and soothing consonance.
3. G minor chord
G minor, also known as D major with an added 4th (Dadd4) is an incredible chord to explore. It combines the roundness and darkness of an open D chord up the neck while maintaining brightness from a D major triad on its lower strings.
Find this chord in pop confections, lowdown funk and bluesy grooves to add tension that matches lyrics like Marvin Gaye’s “Inner City Blues,” or Robert Cray’s melancholic contemplation “Phone Booth.”
Understanding G minor’s basic theory, playing around with chord progressions and exploring scales and modes related to it can unlock an array of songs for you to play – so give it a try now!
4. D minor chord
D minor chords have long been associated with sad or melancholy music, with some musicians even considering it the saddest key for song lyrics rather than chord progressions.
Not arranging these chords correctly won’t result in music, but they can be combined in an ordered progression to create songs. One such progression is D minor-G minor-A minor (or Am7) which is commonly found in D minor songs.
This tutorial offers you a step-by-step approach to mastering Sting’s timeless hit song “Seven Days.” Through clear instruction and passionate teaching style, this video will enable you to master it while increasing your knowledge of music theory – creating a more creative and enjoyable playing experience as well as deepening your respect for one of history’s finest artists.
5. F minor chord
F minor chords are an incredibly prevalent component of modern pop and rock songs, particularly pop and rock songs by John Legend such as his signature hit “All of Me”. John uses this progression in all verses throughout this song for its introduction and verses.
This step provides information about the notes used to construct this chord and their respective interval qualities (minor, major, perfect and augmented) used to define them. Each interval quality corresponds with an adjustment made in relation to major scale note names from step 4.
Note quality that is most applicable for this chord is 1st inversion minor interval quality, represented by its symbol VII b or VII6 for short. This indicates that its chord starts on note Ab and finishes with note C.