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JGVM Vol 2, Lesson 2 Diminshed Chords

 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:03 pm    Post subject: JGVM Vol 2, Lesson 2 Diminshed Chords Reply with quote

In the Lesson the following is explained:

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The G diminished chord is made up of the notes G, Bb and Db. The diminished 7th (or added minor 6th) is an added E note. However, the important note (that differentiates the chord from a minor chord) is the flattened 5th


In my thinking, the E is a major sixth, not a minor sixth. Is this just a typo or is there a flaw in my thinking?

Thank you! So far your course seems very helpful and promising. I am progressing quite slow, because I don't have much time to study it, but it seems like it is a very comprehensive approach to jazz guitar.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 1:19 pm    Post subject: Re: JGVM Vol 2, Lesson 2 Diminshed Chords Reply with quote

wilwin wrote:
In the Lesson the following is explained:

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The G diminished chord is made up of the notes G, Bb and Db. The diminished 7th (or added minor 6th) is an added E note. However, the important note (that differentiates the chord from a minor chord) is the flattened 5th


In my thinking, the E is a major sixth, not a minor sixth. Is this just a typo or is there a flaw in my thinking?

Thank you! So far your course seems very helpful and promising. I am progressing quite slow, because I don't have much time to study it, but it seems like it is a very comprehensive approach to jazz guitar.


Hello!
Unfortunately the language used to communicate music can sometimes get a little inconsistent. But in this case I do believe what you are thinking is true, it's wrong. The terms minor or major sixth are ones I never use because it's confusing. 'Technically' it's a major sixth and technically there's no such thing as a minor sixth. But a flat, flat seven is actually a sixth (needing no major/minor designation). Meaning one semitone less than a sixth is a sharp fifth, one semitone greater is a dominant seven.

Now what I'm afraid Chris was thinking at the time was the interval descending to the sixth is a minor third. Not sure.

Hope it helps!
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