#1
Hey. To my ear when I play these two chords; for example in the key of G Major; C7 and Eminor, they sound very very similar. Could anyone explain the tonality between the two. If you get where I'm coming from?

Cheers
TheAscendant
Last edited by TheAscendant at Jul 28, 2013,
#2
E minor is a VI in the key of G, not a bVI. Also do you mean a Cmaj7 rather than the dominant?
And no, Guitar Hero will not help. Even on expert. Really.
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#4
^^^ No worries dude. Em and Cmaj7 have every note in common except Cmaj7 has an additional C. So they share a lot of notes in common.

This becomes especially apparent when you can voice them both in the same ways:

Em
0
0
0
2
2
0

Cmaj7
0
0
0
2
3
x

Or to make it more obvious:

Em

0
0
0
2
x
x

Cmaj 7

0
0
0
2
x
x

The notes are the same, the function of the chord would then be determined with reference to other instruments, most likely the bass.
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#5
Cheers mate. That's what my music teachers have said in the past, about the lowest note, generally the bass, determining the function and what have you.. (: