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steve



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:58 am    Post subject: Tomato or Tomato? Reply with quote

Hi

Gm/maj9 or Gm9/maj7????????

I used to use the first. I'm starting to prefer the latter.

G F# Bb D A

Anyone willing to hallucinate? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the first name
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I'd misread both of those, on the first pass.

I'm inclined to go with the first, but make it "Gm/maj7" or even "Gm/maj7(9)" if you feel you must include the 9th.

I'm of the opinion that you just specify the base harmony (7th chords or triads, if necessary) and let the musicians color them with the extensions. (They'll do that anyway, and the chart is easier to read when the changes are written more simply.)

For my own purposes (using a minus sign for minors), I'd write: G-maj7.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks guys. Case closed!

I like the (9). I totally agree about keeping it simple and letting the musicican colour the chords, but just now and then it is good to be able to steer them a little more, especially if it's your own composition.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm with M.
Gm/maj7 (9)
if you really insist on the 9th in there.
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M



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steve wrote:
... now and then it is good to be able to steer them a little more, especially if it's your own composition.

In these cases, I've seen guys annotate their charts with more of a chord-scale suggestion, like:

F lyd. | E7alt. | (etc.) ...

If you know your musicians, something like "F lyd." may be easier to digest on the fly than "Fmaj7(9)(#11)(13)," or

Code:
      (9)
Fmaj7(#11)
      (13)

if you like.

Really it's whatever gets your point across to your particular crew.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can always notate a voicing too!
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