|Position on the neck||Any|
|Application||Short chord progressions with
passing chord in between
Here is my version of the Farewell Song from the old Russian movie “An Ordinary Miracle” (Обыкновенное чудо) arranged for acoustic guitar, music by Gennady Gladkov.
It contains an interesting jazzy descending chord progressions played in two keys. The first one in the key of C starts at 0:12, and the second one (in the key of A) – at 0:34
The first progression goes from Am (VI) to G (V) via Ab7, D7 and G#7b5 passing chord.
In the second fragment (key of A, 0:34), the same progression goes from F#m to E via B7 and F7b5.
7b5, or ‘dominant seventh flat fifth’ chord is often used as a passing chord. It creates nice tension and supports chromatic bass run from VI to V on the sixth string (from A to G in the key of C, or from F# to E in the key of A).
This chord can be used in many other chord progressions. Another nice example would be this I-IV progression, C -> F#7b5 -> F: