In this lesson, our instructor Laura Ryan goes through an introduction of seventh chords, or chords composed of 4 different notes. Laura explains the difference between major-major, major-minor, minor-minor, half diminished, and fully diminished seventh chords. She also discusses how to form each type of chord, with demonstrations on both the staff and keyboard.
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.
Lecture Slides are screen-captured images of important points in the lecture. Students can download and print out these lecture slide images to do practice problems as well as take notes while watching the lecture.