• A Study On The Leading Note Chord

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    In this lesson, you’ll learn the ins and outs of the chord of the seventh degree – the leading note chord.

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    Week 10: Half-Diminished Seventh Chord + Cheat Sheet

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    In today‚Äôs post, we’ll be exploring the ins and outs of the half-diminished seventh chord.

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    Half-Diminished 7th Chord Secrets Revealed

    Half-diminished 7th chords are very important.

    Not only do they naturally occur on the 7th tone of any major scale, they are used as great preparers for dominant chords on the 5th tone.

    If you play gospel, you’ve undoubtedly used a half-diminished 7th chord on the 2nd tone of the scale to lead to the 5th…

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    Chord alterations, “add X,” half diminished 7 chords, and more…

    Here is a question that came in from Chris Myhre:

    Flat 9, flat 5, flat 7th… this stuff is confusing — and for that matter the ADD 9, ADD 5, ADD 6, and the #9, #5 as well. I guess I should also throw in the half-diminished chords, whatever those are. I’m still trying to figure it out. It all sounds beautiful but it seems that a #9 would be a minor note and a flat 7th is still just a regular 7th. It’s hard to understand why the notation has to be so complicated. Maybe things will become more apparent as I go along and learn more.

    Anyway, I hope to understand more of this as I go along and I appreciate what you have done. God bless,

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    Hi Chris,

    Thanks for your question…

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