#1
When you see a dim7 marking, that means to use the diminished scale, starting on the half step. Correct?
#3
Quote by blue_strat
No.

It's a diminished 7th chord: 1 b3 b5 bb7


im actually using a dim7 in a jazz piece im practicing as i type.

its a Gm7b5 (or Gdim7), and it goes: 3X342X

this can be moved anywhere on the neck, bass on the bottom string.
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#4
and to also answer your question, id take the key its in and play a locrian mode over it (diminished scale for all you people who have no idea what a mode is besides a function on a vcr.)

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#5
Quote by TK1
im actually using a dim7 in a jazz piece im practicing as i type.

its a Gm7b5 (or Gdim7), and it goes: 3X342X

this can be moved anywhere on the neck, bass on the bottom string.

wouldnt that be G7b5?
cause it has a major third....
if it was 3X332 is would be Gm7b5
i could be wrong though...
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#6
Quote by TK1
and to also answer your question, id take the key its in and play a locrian mode over it (diminished scale for all you people who have no idea what a mode is besides a function on a vcr.)

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hehe that was actually kinda funny
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EDIT: sorry for the double post
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#7
Quote by TK1
im actually using a dim7 in a jazz piece im practicing as i type.

its a Gm7b5 (or Gdim7), and it goes: 3X342X

this can be moved anywhere on the neck, bass on the bottom string.

m7b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7

dim7 = 1 b3 b5 bb7


Gm7b5 = 3x332x

Gdim7 = 3x232x
#8
Quote by blue_strat
m7b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7

dim7 = 1 b3 b5 bb7


Gm7b5 = 3x332x

Gdim7 = 3x232x

i never knew that
you taught me more music theory
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#10
remember the diminished 7th chords are also dominate 7b9 chords .. G# dim7th = G7b9 .. and with practice and experience you can now use this "mystery" chord with more confidence

take time to learn the chord shapes and how they resolve into different key centers at different points...G# dim7th resolves key wise into A Major 7 ... but when your thinking of it as a G7b9 it will resolve into C MA7 very nicely..both chords are "symmetrical harmony" chords.. that is they can be moved up and down the fretboard in intervals of minor 3rds..and every note that make up the chords can be the "temporary root" of the chord...

these chords show their versatility and power when you begin to use their inversions and see how they can perform and sound ... when used in jazz harmony they are used in many harmonic sequences when altered dominate substitution principles are applied..

it takes time and lots of practice to see how these chord functions and be able to use them with confidence.

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#11
Quote by wolflen
G# dim7th = G7b9
It should be noted, however, that D, the 5th of G7, is rarely played in a G7b9 chord, but it of considerable importance to the G#o7 chord.