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All 9th chords imply the inclusion of a flat seventh. This includes sharp and flat 9th chords (#9 and b9). However, there is a good reason why the 7 would usually be included in sharp and flat 9th chord names. It is because it may be unclear whether the sharp or flat symbol is "attached" to the 9 or the letter name of the chord. A couple of examples will ...


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The question is not crystal clear to me. Do you mean 'does it HAVE to have a seventh in it', or 'why is the seventh actually not in the key'? Richard answered the first, but be aware that by calling a chord just a 9th will incorporate the flattened 7th and an ordinary 9th. As Richard stated, it's because it becomes the dominant chord in the key of its IV. ...


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By default, any chord with an "extension" higher than 7 includes that lowered 7th. So C9, C11, and C13 all have a B-flat implied in the chord. It doesn't matter what the accidental is on the 9, 11, or 13, the 7 will always be b7. (Thus your first sentence is technically incorrect; the 7th is not the 7th degree of the C major scale, it's actually the lowered ...



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