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Chord Spelling - An Alternate Approach
The quickest and most directly way to determine the chord tones of any chord are to use the scale degrees of its corresponding major scale.
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For a major triad the chord tones are the 1st, 3rd and 5th scale degrees of a major scale starting on the root of the chord you're using to determine the chord tones. For a minor triad you simply flat the 3rd.
For a C or C major chord the 1st, 3rd, and 5th of the C major scale ( C D E F G A B C ) are the C, E, and G. For C minor (Cm) it's C, Eb, and G.
By memorizing one sequence of notes, your major scales and a few chord building rules we can learn the notes, to spell ANY chord.
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Core Chords - The Big Six - Building a Solid Chord Foundation • Updated: Jan 23, 2020
The Big Six Core Chords is a series of lessons for building your core, essential 4-part chords. These chords commonly called jazz chords, are really just 4-part chords used in a wide range of musical styles. These chords include: Seventh , Major Seventh, Minor Seventh, Half Diminished Seventh or Minor Seven Flat Five, Diminished Seventh, and Augmented Seventh. These six chords form a core set of chords.
Harmonic Analysis for Scale Selection and Chord Substitution
Updated: Nov 20, 2020
Harmonic Analysis is the understanding of the functional sequence of chords. It is the process used to analyze the harmonic structure of a progression, song or composition. This analysis is then used to make scale selections for improvisation and chord substitution.
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