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EMT Lesson Three  How to create and play chords

7th chords

So far we have created two new types of chord (major 7 and minor 7).

There are in fact three types of 7th chords. The third is neither a major 7 nor a minor 7, but a simple 7th, e.g. A7.

This chord is a major triad with a flattened 7th added on top.

Therefore:

7th chord: 1, 3, 5, b7

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