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Music Chord Theory Part III


Nov 22, 2017 Beginning, General Comments are off

More common chords. First I will give you the chord name, shorthand, number formula and then the note names.

Remember to memorize all four.


C minor 7th flat 5th also written Cm7b5 = R, b3rd, b5th, b7th = C – Eb – Gb – Bb

Also called half diminished this is because it is one note away from

being a diminished seventh chord).


C diminished 7th also written Co7th = R, b3rd, b5th, bb7th = C – Eb – Gb- bbB or A note.

bb7 also called a 6th.


C major 7th augmented fifth or Cmaj7+ = R, 3rd, #5th, 7 = C – E- G# – B


C major 6th or C6 = R, 3rd, 5th, 6th = C – E – G – A


Now written on musical staff left to right – Cm7b5, Co7, Cmaj7+, and C6:


More chords coming also how to start to apply chords!


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