What do minor 7th chords sound like?
e.g. a minor seventh chord on C contains the notes C-Eb-G-Bb (Bb is a minor seventh/10 semitones above C). Try playing some major seventh chords followed by the minor seventh version – this will sound like “cool jazz”!!
What makes A minor 7th chord?
To make a minor 7th chord you just need to add another minor third starting from the 5th of the chord. If we stick with our A minor example this note would be a G. An A minor 7 chord would be spelled A C E G.
What can you play with minor 7 chords?
How To Improvise Over Minor 7th Chords
- Use the Dorian mode over a minor 7th chord. Over a Dmin7 chord, use the D Dorian Mode (D E F G A B C).
- Play the Aeolian mode over a minor 7th chord.
- Use the blues scale!
- Over a dmin7 chord you can use both the A minor pentatonic and the E minor pentatonic scales.
Is a minor 7th the same as a major 6th?
Summarily, the first inversion of the A minor seventh chord has exactly the same spelling as the C major sixth chord, while the third inversion of the C major sixth chord has the same spelling as the A minor seventh chord.
Is a minor 7th a dominant 7th?
While the dominant seventh chord is typically built on the fifth (or dominant) degree of a major scale, the minor seventh chord is built on the second, third, or sixth degree. A minor seventh chord contains the same notes as an added sixth chord.
What scales to play over dominant chords?
The Mixolydian scale is surely the most obvious choice when you want to improvise over dominant 7th chords. It is built with a root (1), second (2), third (3), perfect fourth (4), perfect fifth (5), sixth (6) and minor seventh (b7).
What is a vi6 chord?
Diatonic vi The sixth diatonic chord in a major key is a minor 7th chord. In the key of D it’s Bm7. It’s harmonic function is as a tonic chord, meaning that it can be felt as a place of rest, though it is much less stable and final feeling than the major tonic I.
What is a minor 7th above E?
E 7th inverted intervals For example, in the steps above, one of the intervals we measured was a major 7th above E, which is note D#.
What is a V65 chord?
V6/5 is a first inversion, with the 3rd of the chord in the bass. The interval of a 6th would be the root of the chord, and the interval of the 5th would be the 7th. If this were a G7 chord, it would be spelled B-D-F-G. V4/3. This is a 2nd inversion chord, with the 5th in the bass.
What is a ii65 chord?
ii65 is the most frequently-used of all the ii7 chords. The 7th of the chord is ^1. Prepare that 7th carefully: it should be present in the preceding chord whenever possible. Here ii65 is being prepared by a preceding I6, preparing the 7th in the soprano.
What is the difference between a minor 7th and a diminished 7th?
The half diminished chord (m7b5) has a minor seventh (7) – it’s a m7 chord wth a flat five (b5). The diminished chord has a diminished seventh (dim7, °7). The minor 7th is again decreased by a semitone and hence is equivalent to a sixth (6) – only the theoretical approach is different.
Where is dominant 7 used?
Dominant 7th chords are traditionally common in Blues music, and therefore Rock music too. They are also commonly found in all kinds of Pop music as they have a powerful but emotive quality. Dominant 7ths can really add grandeur to particular moments in your progression. Use them sparingly to best harness their power.
What scales to play over seventh chords?
Over a C major 7th chord, use a C major scale (also know as the Ionian mode).
- Over a Cmaj7 chord, use the C major Bebop scale.
- Use the B blues scale over a Cmaj7 chord.
- Use the B Locrian mode.
- With your new knowledge, take these and use them to improvise over major seventh chords.