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Why does Eb7 have a Db and not a D? [duplicate]

To build a 7th chord, my understanding is that you take the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th notes of the major scale. So C7 would be C D E F G A B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Applying this to Eb: Eb F G Ab Bb C D Eb ...
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why are C7 and Cmaj7 different chords [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to music theory, I was under the impression Cmaj7 was the same as C7 so i just added a minor third above the C triad (CEG) and got CEGBb. As it turns out, C maj7 is actually a major ...
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Why does the C7 chord contain a flattened 7th instead of the real 7th note? [duplicate]

I have already check this out (Why does the dominant chord contain a flattened 7th?). I'm not interested in (more or less) dissonant chords, neither in construction of the dominant chords. My point ...
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Why is it that C7 (or F7 or Eb7) has a minor seventh instead of a major seventh? [duplicate]

Pretty much what the title says, why is it that chords like C7 or F7 have a minor seventh instead of a major one? Is there any particular reason to it?
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Why does a Cm13 chord use A instead of A♭?

Why is the 13th (or the 6th) of a Cm chord A, not Ab?
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What does "dominant" mean in music?

C7 is a dominant 7th chord. G or G7 is the dominant chord of the C-major scale. Is the word dominant related between these two? The word "dominant" relates to several items in music. In Common ...
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Common patterns in music

When I asked my question on why do C7 chords contain a Bb and not a B, a user gave an example, how tonic chords transforms into a IV chord thru a dominant chord (C - C7 - F). I found this transition ...
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How can I construct the E7 only with theory?

I have a hard time with the following description of what a E7 consists of: What does the intervall relate to here? I try to apply it to the Notes (Töne) above it (E B d gis b e`) but that can't fit....
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Guide tone question/correction?

When looking at the C7 chord, why are the E and b-Flat the guide tones. Typically the major guide tones are the 3rd and 7th of the chord. Maybe I'm goofy but thought the the 7 in a major chord would ...
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Do scale degrees in modes have the same harmonic function they have in the major scale?

For example, is V the dominant in all modes?