I've seen multiple sources and videos where
V7->I (major) and
V7->i (minor) are said to be the strongest resolutions. In the case of the minor scale, I hear
vi dim->i (where vi is minor of b6) as the better resolution. They both have tritones but
vi dim->i has 3 half-step (one down, two up) movements while
V7 has 2 half-step (up) movements and 1 full-step (up) movement. Am I missing something? Did I understand this completely wrong?
Any explanation or extra theory is appreciated!
Edit: There has been a bit of focus on the names I have used to describe the chords. While I'm not an expert at theory at all, and while I'm interested in all the naming conventions (and their history), I want to know why one chord-progression sounds "better" to me than another does, and why music-theory videos/sources do not agree with me. I would like to read further answers that tackle the sound or feel of the two progressions.
C dim -> E minorand
B 7 -> E minorare the progressions I want to compare. Call them however you want to (and correct me if I used the wrong names).
Edit 2: If a mod is reading the comments and the rest of the thread: If no further clarification is possible, I vote to close this post from future answers and comments. If you'd like me to delete the post instead, please let me know. Thanks!
V7 -> iwould be
E-B-D-G#going up to
A-E-A-Con the same strings on the guitar. Whereas
vi dim -> iwould be
F-B-F-G#going up to
A-E-A-Cin the same way.
B-G-B-Eas well as
B-G-B-E. I'm still learning theory so I might make mistakes with semantics (saying Ab instead of G# and vice versa). My original question was however about the sound of the resolution.