Major Chords – Must contain the 1st, 3rd and if extended the 7th:
Minor Chords – Must contain 1st, b3 and if extended a b7:
Dominant – Must contain 1st, 3rd and b7:
Sus Chords – Replace the 3rd with the scale degree specified:
Augmented Chords – Sharpen the 5th:
Dominant Altered Chords – Play the 1st, 3rd, b7 and adjust the other notes as specified:
Minor Altered Chords - Play the 1st, b3rd, b7 and adjust the other notes as specified:
There are still some outstanding issues and special cases, so there’s more to come…..
In the meantime, work hard and have fun!!
-Duncan Richardson - MU Columnist
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