#1
Ok, its not like me to half ass something (unless its learning a cover, of course), and you all know that my berklee audition is coming up next saturday. Ive been working on the actual song giant steps, because there is way too much to learn in that short time to improvise, and I think a good cover is better than an extremely crappy improv attempt. Anywho, another thing they will ask me is seventh chords, and I will tell you my current knowledge of seventh chords, but was wondering if you could correct me, show me more, and possibly tab out some shapes for me, thats really important. Thanks!

-Alonso.


k Heres what I THINK I know.

Major Chord - 1 3 5
Minor Chord - 1 b3 5
Augmented - 1 #3 #5
Diminished - 1 b3 b5

Heres where it gets tricky.
Major 7th - 1 3 5 7
Minor 7th- 1 b3 5 7
Diminished 7th - 1 b3 b5 7


So please read my entire post, any help appreciated, thanks!
#2
Major 7th - 1 3 5 7
Minor 7th- 1 b3 5 b7
Half Diminished 7th - 1 b3 b5 b7
Fully Diminshed 7th - 1 b3 b5 bb7
Dominant 7th - 1 3 5 b7



EDIT: Sorry, I put a wrong space, minor 7th is 1 b3 5 b7, instead of 1 b3 5b 7 that I posted earlier. This is to avoid confusion. Thanks for pointing this out.
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#3
Well, you're incorrect, I'll point out your errors:

Major 7th: 1 3 5 7. That's fine, if no accidental means major/perfect intervals.

Minor 7th: 1 b3 5 b7

Dominant 7th: 1 3 5 b7

Half-diminished: 1 b3 b5 b7

Fully Diminished: 1 b3 b5 bb7 The bb7 is a diminished 7th, which is a minor 7th a half step lower. It is enharmonic to a major 6th.

edit: dammit, elven
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#4
Alright, thanks. And what about my normal minor chords and such? And can you please show the shapes? Thanks so far <3
EDIT: You and elven's corrections are clashing for the minor seventh.
#5
psychodelia is right for the minor 7th. its 1 b3 5 b7. 1 b3 b5 7 would be some type of diminish chord.
#6
elven just didn't put in the right spacing; his is still correct.
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#8
Here is a site that I always use that is perfect.

http://www.smithfowler.org/music/Chord_Formulas.htm

I recommend putting this on favorites cause its so nice to have.

Also, an augmented chord has the same root and 3rd, but only the 5th is raised.
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#9
a 1 b3 b5 7 would be a minor/major 7th with the addition of a b5

anywho, back to shapes...i don't like tabbing on here because it's a pain in the arse, but i'll do it - first chord is 6th string root shape and second is fifth string

Amaj7

|-x---12---|
|-5---14---|
|-6---13---|
|-6---14---|
|-x---12---|
|-5----x---|


Amin7

|-x---12---|
|-5---13---|
|-5---12---|
|-5---14---|
|-x---12---|
|-5----x---|


A7 (dominant)

|-5---12---|
|-5---14---|
|-6---12---|
|-5---14---|
|-7---12---|
|-5----x---|


Amin7b5 (half diminished)

|-x---12---|
|-4---13---|
|-5---12---|
|-5---13---|
|-x---12---|
|-5----x---|


Adim (fully diminished)

|-x----x---|
|-4---13---|
|-5---11---|
|-4---13---|
|-x---12---|
|-5----x---|


those are the main shapes i use...of course there are inversions, but you can figure those out yourself
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#11
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i thought an augmented chord was 1 3 #5, not 1 #3 #5


Good one, I missed that in the original post.
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