#1
Hi,
I'm trying to nail my theory and I'm making a list of the chords to help with that.
For instance, for each chord i write the name, the notes that make them up and what those notes are
for instance:

C# major: 1 3 5 - C# E# G#

BUT!

here lies my question...
if I am to do :
C# dominant 7 which is 1 3 5 b7...
therefore the notes are... C# E# G# Bb
but since it is a sharp note do I make Bb A# or do I leave it as it is?
I know with scales if it is a sharp scale you don't use flats and vice versa...
just wondering...
#2
a minor seventh on top a C# would be B

C# to Bb would be a diminished seventh
C# to B# would be a major seventh

you kind of made things complicated for yourself with the C# (as that E# isn't exactly pretty either), you'd much more likely be using Db

edit: and since you're making a dominant 7th chord you'd be starting out in F# major for what sharps you'd have
Last edited by seljer at Aug 22, 2008,
#4
Quote by tyler_j

if I am to do :
C# dominant 7 which is 1 3 5 b7...
therefore the notes are... C# E# G# Bb
but since it is a sharp note do I make Bb A# or do I leave it as it is?
I know with scales if it is a sharp scale you don't use flats and vice versa...
just wondering...


C#7 is:

C# E# G# B

the B is natural because the B in C# is B#... so when you flatten it, it becomes natural
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#5
Quote by Cyberbob
A#, as the C# major scale is all sharps.


A# is the major 6th of C# though...
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#6
Quote by inflatablefilth
A# is the major 6th of C# though...
^+1
The C# Scale would be
C# D# E# F# G# A# B#

C#7 = 1 3 5 b7 = C# E# G# B (since a flatted B#=B).

C#dim7 = 1 b3 b5 bb7 = C# E G Bb (Bb not A# because some kind of B = Some kind of 7th degree where some kind of A is some kind of sixth degree).
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