diminished chords

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Diminished 7th Chord

I was helping a student with a chord in her accompaniment project today that was F#dim7. The way we figured it out it looks like an FM7. Is there a reason it would be written specifically as a dim chord? The previous chord was F…

Jazz Clue 2 question

I’m processing Jazz Clue 2 in my Touch of Jazz book and have a question. Do you use the minor 7th for all chords except Major 7th chords? i.e. 13th chords, 11th chords, diminished, etc. If it says Maj7, play major 7. If it says…