#1
Quick question about a chord I don't know:
What's the superscript o next to a chord? like a A^o.
What's it called and how is it formed?
#2
well i think that meansyou bend the chord... that looks like it would hurt though ... fo the a chord anyway
#3
Post a pic. I don't know what you're talking about. It looks like you could be talking about a diinished chord, but I want to know exactly what you mean.
#5
No that means that it Is A Diminished. In which case: the layout of the chord is 1 b3 b5 bb7.

an A* bar chord looks like:


E---x---
B---x--
G---5--
D---7--
A---6--
E---5--

#6
^Yellow Eyes got it. It means "diminished," as in 1 b3 b5 bb7.
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#7
Ya, I'm pretty sure that's it. My guitar teacher was saying that a B*(diminished) is the 7th chord in the key of C. Does that make sense?
#8
The seventh chord in the key of C would be B half diminished, not fully diminished. Half Diminished has a circle with a slash through it. Or a 1, b3, b5, b7. Fully diminshed has no slash through the circle, its the 1 b3 b5 bb7.
#9
...not to mention the chord he asked for was not a seventh chord, so would just have a root, minor third, and diminished fifth in it.
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#10
Quote by sirpsycho85
...not to mention the chord he asked for was not a seventh chord, so would just have a root, minor third, and diminished fifth in it.


an A^o, diminished, implies a doublly flat seven. Although half diminished does not, but can't hurt.
#11
i was just goin strictly by what the chord said. i guess if you're playing jazz yeah you tend to assume the seventh is there, but if you were looking over a classical piece and analyzed it as an Adim, i think i'd expect to see the notes A C Eb.
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#12
Quote by Yellow Eyes
No that means that it Is A Diminished. In which case: the layout of the chord is 1 b3 b5 bb7.

an A* bar chord looks like:


E---x---
B---x--
G---5--
D---7--
A---6--
E---5--


That's a stupid voicing imo. It doubles the root and leaves out the seventh, which is one of the defining notes in a chord. I'd say a couple of (fully) diminished7 chords are:

-3------
-2-8-11-
-3-6-12-
-2-8-11-
---7----
-----12-


Note that they can be used four ways. The chord I've written can be seen/used as Edim, Gdim, Bbdim, Dbdim.
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#13
^ Because the diminished scale repeats itself if you go by minor 3rds.
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