#1
Hi what an alt chord?? formula and any other usefull information e.g musical examples would be helpful
#2
An alt chord is a dominant chord(1, 3, 5, b7) with at least one (could be one, could be more) of the following extensions: b9, #9, b5, #5. It functions as a dominant chord, with more tension being created from the extensions. Therefore, it resolves 'better' to the next chord (usually a fourth up/fifth down)

That's the basics
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#3
ahh that makes alot of sense. say you had a C7b5 would you call it that or could you call it Calt??
#4
I'd say Calt.

See of it this way, EVERY alt chord functions as a dominant. Would you rather read something like C7b9#9b5 or Calt?
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#5
ok i think i understand. but if you saw Calt you coulnt tell which notes needed flatting or sharping right??
#6
That's right. That's up to yourself, perhaps you can make up sweet voicings so it connects the chord before the alt and the chord after the alt a lot better
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That's right. That's up to yourself, perhaps you can make up sweet voicings so it connects the chord before the alt and the chord after the alt a lot better

thanks for the help, i;ve been looking into the these chords alot more today and i have come up with some pretty cool stuff.