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comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
I know you know ! It just sounded a little confusing, specially for beginners.
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comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
Still not exactly - yes, the 7th bit is a min7th, but C7 is essentially a major chord - with a M3.
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comment What is the origin and advantages of this system of chord naming/ notation? e.g. G7 is major minor seventh not Dominant 7th
Your second para - you say 7 alone = min7 (dom7). The two are very different .
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comment Improv on F blues
Maybe a simpler way is to say - leave out these four notes - Eb, Ab, Bb and Db ! All others can be made to fit... although when the 12 bar's on the Bb bit, the Bb and Db will work, and on the C bit, what the heck, just don't use Eb or Ab ! (I'm talking sax notes).
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answered Comparing trumpet and saxophone
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comment Improv on F blues
Are you sure about Db ? I reckon on alto it's going to be D to 'transpose' into F concert.
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reviewed No Action Needed Why do old russian guitar songs sound out of tune?
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comment Tritone as a passing note
@Laurence Payne - I'd have quoted 'Maria' anyway, but good point, as the OP only used that as an addendum.
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reviewed Approve Why do so many symphonic works that are named “minor” end “major”?
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reviewed No Action Needed Not sure what voice type I have
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answered Why do so many symphonic works that are named “minor” end “major”?
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
@MattL. - after we've heard it a good few times, I suppose not. But when I first heard it in the '60s, it didn't sound that stable to me ! Glenn Miller used it way back in the '40s, too, but the number escapes me right now.
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
@MattL. - and with #11 there's often the P5, an octave lower, so they don't clash. To me b5/#5 (and b9/#9) are always tension, waiting for resolution.
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
@jjmusicnotes - yes, you're right, but somehow it seems to get called the b5 in blues, but why?
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
@jjmusicnotes - that's more likely to be the chord, with a 7th inc. at least. I'm trying to establish the note itself. Can't see blues players thinking of it as a #11 note.
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
@MattL. - true, but it's funny we don't see b12 - or is it?
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
I suppose that a major chord with a minor third added is pretty incongruous.
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comment The Tritone - is it a #4 or a b5?
Interesting. When I play blues on guitar, I'm as likely to bend that note up to a 5 as I am to let it down to a 4. Yes, in Lydian it has a different function, and in 'standard' music, it's usually a #4, as in Stars & Stripes, used as a modulation. But I rarely hear it called a #4 in Blues.