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When to use 6/9 chords instead of seventh chords

Without seeing exactly was done in the tutorial I will give you the following information. 6/9 chords are often used to substitute for major 7th chords (R 3 5 7). They are not called seventh major ...
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What are "MI7" and "MA7" chords?

It is as you say. A "MI7" is a minor seventh and a "MA7" is a major seventh. There are several different labels in general use, so I'm putting them in this answer: m7, -7, mi7, MI7,...
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What are "MI7" and "MA7" chords?

You interpretation is correct: A MI7 is a minor chord with a minor seventh C MA7 is a major chord with a major seventh C 7 is a major chord with a minor seventh (dominant 7th chord)
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In what situations can a seventh be substituted for a triad?

By and large, yes: sevenths can be added to any triad in tonal music. They're perhaps most common when the seventh chord resolves to a chord a fifth below it. But this is not a rule, merely an ...
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Dominant seventh vs Dominant function

If you want a strong dominant function in a minor key, use V (or V7) not v. That's why the Harmonic Minor scale exists, because even in a minor mode we still sometimes want to write functional ...
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What is meant by a M next to a roman numeral?

This might simply be a not-so-good way to indicate that the chord is Major. I usually see this in some kind of off-beat music sheets, usually written by people that don't really know that the capital ...
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Why does the first diminished 7th in this progression not resolve?

...enharmonic respelling of D dim7 to fit better with the key of C minor. I don't follow your meaning. That chord is probably best described as viio6/5 tones `D F Ab B♮). As far as resolution goes, ...
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What is meant by a M next to a roman numeral?

In my experience, the most common usage is that this "M" signifies that this is a major seventh chord. (But note, as phoog states, that "maj" is the more common usage.) This is necessary because ...
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When do you include the bass note of a chord if the bass is the b9?

Dm7/E♭ would be preferable. On the basis that were there a bass player or the bass (slash) note could be played on a different instrument, a guitarist, for example, could simply play Dm7. Dm7(♭9)/E♭ ...
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When do you include the bass note of a chord if the bass is the b9?

Dm7/Eb is sufficient in this case. It is better than Dm7b9/Eb, because it better suggests the voicing – normally b9 should be above the root, in a higher octave. Interesting chord... I wonder, is it a ...
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When do you include the bass note of a chord if the bass is the b9?

Context is all. But I’d hazard a pretty confident guess that the E♭ isn’t part of the upper structure but purely the bass note. ( Maybe the tonic or dominant? Is there a string of chords all over an ...
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"When The Sun Goes Down" by Arctic Monkeys Chords

"Where do these chords come from in "When the Sun Goes Down" by Arctic Monkeys? The chords do not line up with the key of B. I am confused." You are indeed! Confused in your concept that the chords ...
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In what situations can a seventh be substituted for a triad?

A general rule of how often to substitute sevenths by genre: Blues - almost all chords have dominant sevenths Jazz - most chords will have some sevenths, and sometimes further extensions (9, 11, 13), ...
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Preparation of Chordal 7ths in Classical Harmony

Three patterns come to mind: degree ^5 moves to ^4 over a dominant chord, so the double chord root moves to the chord seventh, then resolves to ^3 - the third of the tonic chord, the basic idea is ...
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How is a secondary dominant used for modulation?

We're in the key of C. Then comes a secondary dominant chord to get us to A minor.That chord will be E, or E dominant 7. The reason it works well is resolution. Notes from one chord moving as little ...
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Dominant seventh vs Dominant function

The naming of the notes isn't always consistent. The major scale is fairly easy. There are seven (different) diatonic notes; the other five tones from the chromatic scale are called "chromatic" to ...
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Why “delta” chords?

△ without further qualifications in most contexts means "some type of major chord". The point of these chord charts is to indicate to the player the most important information about the harmony of a ...
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Unresolved, non-dominant sevenths in SATB chorale harmony

This is a transferred resolution. The seventh does resolve, but in a different voice — the soprano. This is discussed in Aldwell and Schachter's "Harmony and Voice Leading" (2nd ed., 1989, ...
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What is the principle of I46 progression to I7?

Although the V chord "resolves" to the I chord, it resolves to the least stable inversion, I64. It is truly a I chord in this case, but doesn't function fully as a cadence because of the ...
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When do you include the bass note of a chord if the bass is the b9?

As others have commented, first, probably readibility suggests Dm7/Eb. It might depend whether that Eb is some sort of ostinato... so that the Dm7 is a "passing" harmony, ... or perhaps the ...
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Can anyone give me examples of early uses of the dominant seventh chord?

A few years ago I stumbled on a surprising (to me, at least) example in Wilbye's "Draw on Sweet Night", which if I recall is also unprepared. It was published in 1598, so not a lot earlier ...
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How to practice sevenths?

I wouldn't even say you need to arpeggiate them. Just drill all your seventh chords in root position in every key (starting with diatonic sevenths, then experimenting with altered fifths, for instance)...
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7-Limit tuned 12 tones? (Revised)

"Acceptable" doesn't matter in the following sense: unless you are using equal temperament, there will be an interval (or more than one) with two differing ratios. (You can prove this by the ...
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7-Limit tuned 12 tones?

No. The B is 56:45 above the G, which is rather lower than a just major third at 5:4. It's about 8 cents low, which is less of a difference than the difference between the just major third and the ...
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How To Build and Name 7th Chords

I am trying to understand how to properly build and name 7th chords I think the least confusing way is to start with diatonic seventh chords... dominant seventh minor seventh major seventh half-...
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