That's right, this is very ambiguous to see E7+9. It should be something like E9+ or E7(#9) depending on which chord it is meant to be.III7, the V7 of vi
just a word on nomenclature but an E dominant 7 with a 9 would be written E9. The 9 implies the 7. E7+9 makes me think of either augmented chords, sometimes written E+, or and E add9, which lacks a 7.
Initially, but thinking in slash chords does not help so much i understanding the functional harmony.Yikes guys, I dont know what half of that stuff is! There comes a point for me when its easier to think slash chords instead of all those extensions and alterations...
Probably a bone-headed question, but I don't get how you mean this. I'd most likely reach for a trusty HW diminished scale on that change -- I'm not getting how the relative minor reference works here.My favorite dominant chord is (whatever)13b9 because it kind of implies the relative minor and it can lends itself to Louis Armstrong-esque stuff.
Not at all!Probably a bone-headed question, but I don't get how you mean this. I'd most likely reach for a trusty HW diminished scale on that change -- I'm not getting how the relative minor reference works here.
I think this is a negative and self-limiting way of looking at this topic, pieced with an excellent nugget of wisdom. Having a favorite chord to play over could also imply that you understand and enjoy the chord's sound and role in the music. When a song has your favorite chord in it, you know what to do to milk that musical moment because it is special to you as the player. Songs with lots of juicy chords present these opportunities to the player, while songs with simple chords present a different set of opportunities (like crafting a simple linear phrase, or playing bluesy lines, etc.). I like how you mention the importance of thinking of a solo holistically, because a solo should be a unified statement, but that shouldn't prevent the soloist from enjoying any stops along the way.A favourite chord would imply it is one that I play my best licks on, and that negates my ideal concept of thinking of a solo holistically