How To Make Music With The Stevie Wonder Altered Dominant Chord On Your Guitar

Tommaso Zillio

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It's not a mystery that I love Stevie Wonder's music. And wether you like it or not too, you have to admit that some of his chord progressions are incredibly inventive and innovative.

Stevie seems to have a knack to take some of the most dissonant chords out there and make them sound good in the progression. In fact he's so good that most of his audience don't even notice what kind of complex harmony they have just listened to!

Today we see a chord that Stevie uses so often that it seems to deserve the nickname of "Stevie Wonder's Chord". This chord is very dissonant if played alone - and many musicians write it off as unusable.

And yet we'll see how this chord can sound absolutely great in the hands of a master like Stevie... and how you can make it sound great too - it's not hard!

Watch the video and add a completely new color to you chord palette:

As we have just seen, context is incredibly important to make a chord sound 'good' or 'bad'. And when we talk about chord progressions, 'context' simply means what chords come before and after.

In the video below we see 6 different great-sounding options for chords that can be put before a dominant chord. You can use them by themselves, or combine them with the Stevie Wonder chord to create your own song:

The Stevie Wonder chord is just one of the many wonderful chords that you can learn. If you want to know more about chords, then check out the Complete Chord Mastery course that will teach you not only how to play spectacular and creative chords on your guitar, but also how to write chord progression like a pro.


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