The Cmin11 chord (also known as C minor 11 and C-11), has a big sound.
The notes in Cmin11 are:
The chord’s root ultimately determines the harmony. However, a lot of arpeggios have extra chords that you can refer to or play over the primary chord.
- From the Root: C-11
- From the 3rd: Eb△9
- From the 5th: G-7
- From the 7th: Bb△
An arpeggio is a collection of distinct notes that together make up a chord. Each note that makes up a chord is referred to as a chord tone.
The minor Scale
The minor Scale is perfect to use over Cmin11
The minor scale is made up of the Dorian tetrachord and the Phrygian tetrachord spaced a tone from each other.
Cmin11 Backing Track
To play along with Cmin11, practise using the minor scale.
Utilise your creativity to find lines you can play over it. To improve your hearing, try to internalise the sound.
If you’re having trouble coming up with new ideas, take a look at my books because they are packed with several variations on how to play intervals, scales, melodies, and more.