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March 28, 2013 | Chord Commonalities
In our August 2005 archive issue of Mandolin Sessions, we discussed how particular chords could have a different flavor or mood, depending on the context. Since we've explored a lot of ways to streamline extended chords into three simple notes, we thought it opportune to dig this issue up. In particular, we mentioned the four notes of a m6 chord where the same as a m7b5 and a rootless 9th chord.
Read article: Chord Commonalties; m6, m7b5, rootless 9th
Am6 = A C E F# * F#m7b5 = F# A C E * D9 (rootless) = (no D) F# A C E
We created a handy reference chart for you to visualize this.
What's interesting is how the same set of notes F# A C E can be used in each of the three different "planets" of the Tonal Universe.
Am6 can be a Tonic chord, with an added voice for color. All chords progress to Am in the key of A minor.
F#m7b5 can be a Dominant Preparation chord. It is the iim7b5 chord in the key of E minor.
D9 (rootless) can be a Dominant chord. It is the V7 chord in the key of G Major (or Minor).
F# A C E. Same notes, different hats.
Sometimes when you throw out a set of notes, you don't always know where you are going. It pays to listen to what's going on around you!
Chord Commonalties; m6, m7b5, rootless 9th
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Posted by Ted at March 28, 2013 12:47 PM
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