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Seventh Chords

  • A seventh chord has an added third on top of the fifth in a triad. 
  • Major Seventh Chord labeled simply FM7
  • Major/Minor Seventh Chord labeled F7
  • Minor/Minor Seventh Chord labeled Fm7
  • Half diminished Seventh Chord labeled F07 (with a slash through the 0)
  • Fully diminished Seventh Chord labeled F07.

Seventh Chords

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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Objectives 0:11
  • A Seventh Chord is a Triad With An Added Third 0:23
    • Listening to a Seventh Chord
    • Writing a Seventh Chord on the Staff
  • Major-Major Seventh Chord, Major Triad + Major Seventh 1:18
    • Listening to a Major-Major Seventh Chord
  • Major-Minor Seventh Chord, Major Triad + Minor Seventh 2:29
    • Notating a Major-Minor Seventh Chord with a 7
    • Listening to a Major-Minor Seventh Chord
  • Minor-Minor Seventh Chord, Minor Triad + Minor Seventh 3:34
    • Listening to a Minor-Minor Seventh Chord
    • Notating a Minor-Minor Seventh Chord
  • Half Diminished Seventh Chord, Diminished Triad + Minor Seventh 5:06
    • Writing a Half Diminished Seventh Chord
    • Listening to a Half Diminished Seventh Chord
  • Fully Diminished Seventh Chord, Diminished Triad + Diminished Seventh 7:18
    • Writing a Fully Diminished Seventh Chord
    • Listening to a Fully Diminished Seventh Chord
    • Notating a Fully Diminished Seventh Chord
  • Example 1: Major-Major Seventh 9:46
  • Example 2: Major-Minor Seventh 10:50
  • Example 3: Minor-Minor Seventh 11:54
  • Example 4: Half-Diminished Seventh 13:07
  • Example 5: Fully Diminished Seventh 14:42