#2
They are technically major chords. But, they include a minor 7th. The interval between the major 3rd and the minor 7th is a tritone (6 half steps) creating some dissonance. That could be why it sounds "minor."
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#3
Quote by bluesrocker101
They are technically major chords. But, they include a minor 7th. The interval between the major 3rd and the minor 7th is a tritone (6 half steps) creating some dissonance. That could be why it sounds "minor."


Sweet, thanks! It sounds kinda weird when you take a regulat progression (like I - vi - V - IV) and make it into all 7th chords (I7 - VI7 - V7 - IV7) but it still sounds good...
#6
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neither. theyre dominant.


ONLY CORRECT STATEMENT SO FAR


they are NEITHER major nor minor... THEY ARE DOMINANT
#7
Quote by Gurgle!Argh!
neither. theyre dominant.


FTW.... technically they are neither major nor minor because they contain parts of both. ideally you can harmonize over them with either major or minor.
#8
it's a major 3rd interval stacked ontop of a minor 2nd interval, it's neither it's dominant. as it is the 5th chord of a progression and the 5th can be a dominant or a sus chord