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In this entry, we look at raising the 5.  Raising the 5th degree of a chord makes it ‘augmented’, as opposed to lowering it, which makes it ‘dminished’ (and an un-altered 5th is ‘perfect’).  An augmented 5th can sound airy and unresolved.  Throw it into some arpeggios, and you can create exotic sounding lines.  I’ll give you just a single, simple example here-- remember, there are infintie additional patterns and several ways to approach learning them.
Here’s some tab:
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And here's a box diagram:
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This example was Major.  Technically, we play both the perfect fifth and the augmented fifth here, and that means we could technically call it a minor 6th instead of augmented 5th...  But we can talk about that later.

In the next example, I’ll show you some examples in minor.  Then, later, I’ll post some examples based on 7th chords instead of these simple triads.
 


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