extended 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…

Major 7th and Dominant 7th

I had a student with extensive prior experience ask the difference between a maj 7th and 7th today so I hope this question makes sense. Is Bb the dominant 7th in the key of F? Cmaj7 is C, E, G, B. C7 is C, E,…

Dark Blue Tailpiece Chords

Can anyone please tell me: what are the chords in the tailpiece of Dark Blue? Pretty sure those chords are Db6/9, Gb13, Cm6/9. So, what Maureen said – 9, 11, 13th chords must include the 7th. With the 6 and 9 added but no 7th,…

Chord Voicing

How would you answer this question from a parent? “Why does the way we learn 7th chords only have 3 notes? To make a F#m7, isn’t that an A chord?” I’m very comfortable with the practical application of the voicing idea between the notes over both…

Understanding Chord Structure – Laurie Richards (Webinar)

In this interactive teacher webinar, Laurie walks through the ‘rules’ of how chords are built. Using slides for visual reinforcement of the concepts, the following topics are clearly covered: Major Scale How Triads are Built Other Chord Tones 7th Chords Extended Chords Chord Voicing Chord…

Danny Boy – last piece in Accompaniment 1

Could someone advise me how to easily transition into the last piece in Accompaniment Level 1 — with all the new chords? Do you suggest doing different exercises to process the augmented, diminished, 11th, and 13th chords — all new chords — before moving to…

Jazz Clues: Voicing extended chords – Neil Moore

Some questions from the Jazz program… Using Jazz Clue 3, in “Here to Stay” the Bmin7-5 has a C not a C# right? It sounds better to me with C (which would be a -9). So RH is CDF, correct? Also, the E7-9 is RH…