Tables & Charts
Explanation of Table Colors:
|xyz||Chord Tones: 1 = tonic, 2 = 2nd, b3 = Minor 3rd etc|
|xyz||Basic Chord Tone: ie 2-3 = must be part of a 2 or 3 note chord|
|xyz||Alternate Basic Chord Tone: ie 4-5 = can be part of a 4 or 5 note chord.|
|xyz||Added Tension: ie 5-6 = appears in 5 or 6 note harmonies.|
|xyz||Rarely Added Tension: creates clash or negates basic chord purpose.|
PLEASE NOTE: All examples are based on the bass/root note "F".
Voicings are mainly in close position but can of course be used in many different ways.
Audio plays chords from left to right, once arpeggiated without bass note and then as written.
|MINOR 7th CHORDS:|
|Minimum notes required for identification of plain minor sound: 2 | maximum up to (6) 7.
The 13th is usable but masks the true purpose of the minor 7th chord.
Chord Symbol variations used: Most common is a small "m" (Fm), sometimes "min" (Fmin). I'm not in favour of using the minus (-) as it is confusing.
Scale for Impro: Dorian, Phrygian & Aeolian.
|MINOR 6th CHORDS:|
|Minimum notes required for identification of sound: 3 | maximum up to 7.
Chord Symbol variations used: Same as minor 7th - m6 or min6. Again, don't use the minus sign!
Scale for Impro: Melodic Minor Scale
|AUGMENTED MINOR CHORDS:|
|Minimum notes required for identification of sound: 3 | maximum up to 6.
Chord Symbol variations used: Same as minor 7th - m(#5) m7(#5) or min7(#5) .
Scale for Impro: Aeolian Scale (avoid using the natural 5th)
If you KNOW major and melodic minor scales,
the info on this page will be easy to understand.
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