#1
A "fully" diminished 7 chord has a bb7 right?
and a half dim chord is a dim triad w/ a m7?

so Cdim7 would be C Eb Gb Bbb?

-thanks
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#2
Yes, that's right. Technically a half diminished 7th chord is a m7b5 chord, but half diminished is a accepted term.
#3
That's right. The easy way to look at it is think a B7 with a C as the tonic. It works for me at least.
#4
Thanks! I was writing out 7th chords and got confused!

and one more thing..

you'd get a fully dim chord from the raised 7th of the harmonic minor scale?

Edit: Another question..
In a minor key is the tonic ever a mM7.. from the H.M. scale..
j/w
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#5
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Thanks! I was writing out 7th chords and got confused!

and one more thing..

you'd get a fully dim chord from the raised 7th of the harmonic minor scale?

Edit: Another question..
In a minor key is the tonic ever a mM7.. from the H.M. scale..
j/w

Yes, the tonic chord for Harmonic Minor is mM7.
#6
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Yes, the tonic chord for Harmonic Minor is mM7.


but does it function as the tonic? (??wording??)
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#7
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but does it function as the tonic? (??wording??)


Not really, no. The chord is too dissonant to truly establish a tonal center. It's used for musical effect rather than tonality.
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#8
^ +1. The only real use of the harmonic minor (in classical music, anyway) is to create a strong cadence back to the i.
#9
thanks..

thats what i figured. I was just wondering cuz i havent seen it used,
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#11
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thanks..

thats what i figured. I was just wondering cuz i havent seen it used,

Yep, it's pretty rare. If you look hard enough you'll come across it tho.

I quite like the song "Put Your Records On" by Corrine Bailey Rae, it's used at the very end of that song.....

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