The seventh diminished chord is used a lot in jazz music, but even in pop music you keep beating us. Songs like "Michelle" by the Beatles, "Who says" by John Mayer, "Friends in low places" by Garth Brooks, "Road trippin" by Red Hot Chili Peppers, "My sweet lord" by George Harrison and "God sa solo" The Beach Boys are just some of the many popular compositions that use diminished chords.
Decreasing agreements are considered "dissonant" because of their tonal instability. They create a sense of tension and drama and have a strong push towards tonal resolution, which means they want to move on to a more final and stable (consonance) sound. This is why they are often used in music, they can make a song more engaging, moving and charismatic.
The Dim Chords
There are several types of chord agreements: c & # 39; agreement decreased (weak), chord half decreased (m7 ♭ 5) and chord 7 decreased (dim7). The diminished chord itself is not used very often, the diminished and diminished means of the 7th chord are more commonly used.
Dim Chord Analysis
Compared to a minor chord (1 – ♭ 3 – 5), the diminished chord has a fifth pot (♭ 5), the half declined chord adds a 7th pot (♭ 7) above, and the 7th decreased agreement adds a double flattening 7 (♭♭ 7).
Here are the formulas of the agreement:
Major agreement = 1 – 3 – 5
Minor agreement = 1 – ♭ 3 – 5
Decreased agreement = 1 – ♭ 3 – ♭ 5
Middle agreement decreased = 1 – ♭ 3 – ♭ 5 – ♭ 7
Decreased 7th chord = 1 – ♭ 3 – ♭ 5 – ♭♭ 7
We take C as root for example:
C major = C – E – G
C minor = C – E ♭ – G
C dim = C – E ♭ – G ♭
Cm7 ♭ 5 (semi-dim) = C – E ♭ – G ♭ – B ♭
C dim7 = C – E ♭ – G ♭ – B ♭♭ (or simply "A")
How to play the seventh chord decreed
The seventh diminished chord consists of minor third intervals. This means that all the notes are three semitones (3 keys) one far from each other. This specific feature of the chord allows you to move the chord of 3 keys on the keyboard each time and the chord remains the same.
Let's start with a form of chord played on the four highest strings. As you can see below, from left to right, we move the chord form to 3 keys each time. Begin the chord form on the first fret, then move up to the fourth fret, the seventh fret and finally the tenth fret. Of course, you can move it to wherever you want.
Below you can see that the 4 notes E ♭, A, C and G ♭ are present in all four forms of the chord, only whenever they are placed on different strings. Any of the four notes of the agreement may be the fundamental note. Then you can name all 4 chord forms decreased in each of the four notes: Cdim7, E ♭ dim7, Adim7 and G ♭ dim7.
The next chord form below is played on the 4 central chords. Again, move the diminished chord form 3 on each time, starting from the 2nd fret, the 5th fret, the 8th fret and then the eleventh fret.
The last tenth chord diminished starts with the low E-string. Lock the string D and B with your first finger.
How to use the tenth agreement on a progression of agreements
It's nice to know how to play the seventh chord diminished, but it's even bigger if you know how to apply it to a chord progression. Let's take a closer look:
The half-scale formula the entire main scale =
Full – Full – Half – Full – Full – Full – Half (2 – 2 – 1 – 2 – 2 – 2 – 1 in keys)
You can enter a seventh chord between each of these whole steps.
Major scale C = C – Dm – Em – F – G – Am – Bdim – C
Now enter a Dim7 agreement between each step:
C- C # dim7 – Dm – D # dim7 – Em-F – F # dim7 – G – G # dim7 – Am – A # dim7 – Bdim – C
Here are some examples of chord progressions that use the chord sequence above:
Accordion progression 1: / C / C # dim7 / Dm / G /
Progression of chords 2: / C / Em / D # dim7 / Dm G /
Agreement progression 3: / C / G / G # dim7 / Am F /
Progression of agreements 4: / C / Em / F / F # dim7 / C Am / F G /
Of course you can apply it to each key. For example:
G major scale = G – Am – Bm – C – D – Em – F # dim – G
Enter a Dim7 agreement between all the steps:
G- G # dim7 – Am – A # dim7 – Bm-C – C # dim7 – D – D # dim7 – Em – Fdim7 – F # dim – G
– Practice and memorize carefully all three forms of agreements dim7.
– Practicing to play every form of chord 3 activates each time.
– Create your chord progressions using the examples above.
– Use different forms of dim7 chords during your chord progressions.
– Incorporate dim7 agreements during the game and daily practice.
Have a good time!
Knowledge has no value if you do not put it into practice ~ Anton Chekhov