#1
my guitar teacher just started me on an intense theory study. and naming the chords in diffrent keys. and ive noticed a pattern of having minor 2, 3, 6 and dimished 7ths. is this a rule? or just a similarity between a few keys?
#2
it's like that in every key

I ii iii IV V vi viiº
are the chord symbols for a major key.
when you go to minor, just start on the vi chord and count it as i

(capital = major
lowercase= minor
degree = diminished)
#3
this is easy to remember since I-IV-V are all the major chords and are the chords to most pop songs.
#4
Just to add, the 7th degree is not diminished - it is half diminished.

Key of C:

7th degree: 
B   D       F     A
R   m3      d5    m7

The chord is a Bm7b5 (or Bº - half diminished).
Last edited by Chris_Sleeps at Oct 24, 2007,
#5
RTFS is pretty good answer on this, go under the All about chords part.

BTW, your teacher is pretty ****e if he didn't put it that way (intervals and stuff).
It's simple formula for all keys, and simplest explanation.

Major scale:

I ii iii IV V vi vii-dim

small - minor
big - major

So C Major:

C Dm Em F G Am Bdim

Let's say E Major:

E F#m G#m A B C#m D#dim

Pretty simple and easier than memorizing it for the every scale.
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#6
It is so much easier to understand if you know why they are in the key they are in. In the link DarTHie posted there is another link called "What chords are in what key and why?". That pretty much explains it all.
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#7
Quote by philipp122
It is so much easier to understand if you know why they are in the key they are in. In the link DarTHie posted there is another link called "What chords are in what key and why?". That pretty much explains it all.


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my neew year reslosutions are not too drikn as much lol.

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#8
Quote by Chris_Sleeps
Just to add, the 7th degree is not diminished - it is half diminished.

Key of C:

7th degree:
B D E F
R m3 d5 m7

The chord is a Bm7b5 (or Bº - half diminished).


Yeah, only the chord would be built B (1) - D (b3) - F (b5) - A (b7), not B - D - E - F.
#9
RTFS

+1
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Go to your staff paper and re-write this song a half step down so on the paper it'll be like you have a "C" just move it down to a "B#"




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#10
Quote by Chris_Sleeps
Just to add, the 7th degree is not diminished - it is half diminished.

i was talking in terms of triads, but yeah
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Quote by Johnljones7443
Yeah, only the chord would be built B (1) - D (b3) - F (b5) - A (b7), not B - D - E - F.

I was trying to get them lined up straight and messed up the notes. Damn code.