Sunday, February 26, 2012

Chords - facts 8

1) Dominant seventh chords have (4, 3, and 3) semitones between notes. For example, the C dominant seventh chords (C, E, G, Bb) has 4 semitones between C and E, 3 semitones between E and G, and 3 semitones between G and Bb.

2) The E dominant seventh chord has one sharp.

Chords - facts 7

1) Diminished chords have (3 and 3) semitones between notes. For example, the C diminished chord (C, Eb, Gb) has 3 semitones between C and Eb, and 3 semitones between Eb and Gb.

2) Minor seventh chords have (3, 4, and 3) semitones between notes. For example, the F minor seventh chord  (F, Ab, C, Eb) has 3 semitones between F and Ab, 4 semitones between Ab and C, and 3 semitones between C and Eb.

Chords - facts 6

1) Major seventh chords have (4, 3, and 4) semitones between notes. For example, the C major seventh chord (C, E, G, B) has 4 semitones between C and E, 3 semitones between E and G, and 4 semitones between G and B.

2) Augmented chords have (4 and 4) semitones between notes. For example, the C augmented chord (C, E, G#)  has 4 semitones between C and E, and 4 semitones between E and G#.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Chords - facts 5

1) Major chords have (4 and 3) semitones between notes. For example, the F major chord (F, A, C) has 4 semitones between F and A, and 3 semitones between A and C.

2) Minor chords have (3 and 4) semitones between notes. For example, the F minor chord (F, Ab, C) has 3 semitones between F and Ab, and 4 semitones between Ab and C.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Chords - trivia 13

1) What is the fourth note of a C dominant seventh chord?

a) A flat
b) B flat

2) What is the fourth note of a F sharp dominant seventh chord?

a) D
b) E

Chords - trivia 12

1) What is the second note of a E flat minor seventh chord?

a) G
b) G flat

2) What is the third note of a C sharp minor seventh chord?

a) G sharp
b) A flat

Chords - trivia 11

1) What is the fourth note of a C minor seventh chord?

a) B flat
b) B sharp

2) What is the fourth note of a B minor seventh chord?

a) A flat
b) A

Chords - trivia 10

1) What is the fourth note of a C flat major seventh chord?

a) A flat
b) B flat

2) What is the fourth note of a D major seventh chord?

a) C sharp
b) D sharp

Chords - trivia 9

1) What is the second note of a C major seventh chord?

a) D
b) E

2) What is the third note of a F major seventh chord?

a) C
b) D

Chords - trivia 8

1) What is the second note of a B diminished chord?

a) F
b) D

2) What is the third note of a D diminished chord?

a) B flat
b) A flat

Chords - trivia 7

1) What is the third note of a B augmented chord?

a) F double sharp
b) F sharp

2) What is the second note of a A flat augmented chord?

a) C
b) D

Chords - trivia 6

1) What is the third note of a C augmented chord?

a) G sharp
b) G flat

2) What is the third note of a G augmented chord?

a) E sharp
b) D sharp

Dominant seventh chords

C dominant seventh
C, E, G, Bb

G dominant seventh
G, B, D, F

D dominant seventh
D, F#, A, C

A dominant seventh
A, C#, E, G

E dominant seventh
E, G#, B, D

B dominant seventh
B, D#, F#, A
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to C flat dominant seventh.

F sharp dominant seventh
F#, A#, C#, E
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to G flat dominant seventh.

C sharp dominant seventh
C#, E#, G#, B
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to D flat dominant seventh.

F dominant seventh
F, A, C, Eb

B flat dominant seventh
Bb, D, F, Ab

E flat dominant seventh
Eb, G, Bb, Db

A flat dominant seventh
Ab, C, Eb, Gb

D flat dominant seventh
Db, F, Ab , Cb
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to C sharp dominant seventh.

G flat dominant seventh
Gb, Bb, Db, Fb
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to F sharp dominant seventh.

C flat dominant seventh
Cb, Eb, Gb, Bbb
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to B dominant seventh.

Learning the dominant seventh chords

To learn the dominant seventh chords, all you do is lower the last note of the major seventh chord. For example:

The C major seventh chord is (C, E, G, A), so the C dominant seventh chord is (C, E, G, Ab). The last note A is lowered a half step to Ab.

The Db major seventh chord is (Db, F, Ab, C), so the D flat dominant seventh chord is (Db, F, Ab, Cb). The last note C is lowered a half step to Cb.

Minor seventh chords

C minor seventh
C, Eb, G, Bb

G minor seventh
G, Bb, D, F

D minor seventh
D, F, A, C

A minor seventh
A, C, E, G

E minor seventh
E, G, B, D

B minor seventh
B, D, F#, A

F sharp minor seventh
F#, A, C#, E

C sharp minor seventh
C#, E, G#, B

F minor seventh
F, Ab, C, Eb

B flat minor seventh
Bb, Db, F, Ab
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to A sharp minor seventh.

D sharp minor seventh
D#, F#, A#, C#
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to E flat minor seventh.

G sharp minor seventh
G#, B, D#, F#
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to A flat minor seventh.

A sharp minor seventh
A#, C#, E#, G#
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to B flat minor seventh.

E flat minor seventh
Eb, Gb, Bb, Db
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to D sharp minor seventh.

A flat minor seventh
Ab, Cb, Eb, Gb
This chord is enharmonically equivalent to G sharp minor seventh.

Learning the minor seventh chords

To learn the minor seventh chords, all you do is lower the second and fourth notes of the major seventh chord. For example:

The C major seventh chord is (C, E, G, A), so the C minor seventh chord is (C, Eb, G, Ab). The second note E is lowered a half step to Eb and the fourth note A is lowered a half step to Ab.

The F major seventh chord is (F, A, C, E), so the F minor seventh chord is (F, Ab, C, Eb). The second note A is lowered a half step to Ab and the fourth note E is lowered a half step to Eb.

Chords - trivia 5

1) What is the second note of a F minor chord?

a) A flat
b) B flat

2) What is the third note of a A flat minor chord?

a) C flat
b) E flat

Chords - trivia 4

1) What is the second note of a C minor chord?

a) E flat
b) G flat

2) What is the third note of a A minor chord?

a) C
b) E