Fretboard Knowledge - 12 Most Common Jazz Chord Shapes

The 12 Most Usable Jazz Chords for Comping

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These are the 12 most usable four-note seventh chord chord-shapes for guitar in the standard tuning, for jazz related styles of playing.

Master these before moving on four-note chords and the walking bass style of comping, when starting out playing jazz standards.

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Gmaj7 (G major seventh)


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G7 (G dominant seventh)


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G6 (G sixth)


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GmMaj7 (G minor-major seventh)


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Gm7 (G minor seventh)


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Gm6 (G minor sixth)


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Cmaj7 (C major seventh)


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C7 (C dominant seventh)


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C6 (C sixth)


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CmMaj7 (C minor-major seventh)


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Cm7 (C minor seventh)


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Cm6 (C minor sixth)


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