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That Secret Christmas Chord

Post by mojobone » Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:43 am

I just found this, but better late than never, and it'll still be here next July, when we really need it. Enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xm4LO22-cyY
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Re: That Secret Christmas Chord

Post by Elienguitar » Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:50 am

I see a lot of this coming during the next season.
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Post by SCollins » Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:49 pm

Thanks....putting one or two in my song ASAP.

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Re: That Secret Christmas Chord

Post by Kolstad » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:02 am

Ahahahahaaa, the devils chord is the christmas secret! :twisted:

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Post by Paulie » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:31 am

Yea, but music theory is lame, you don't need to know this stuff to be successful. :mrgreen:

The guy in the video makes a slight error when he says "moving from a dominant chord to this juicy, tasty, spicy blah, blah blah...". It was an F major chord, not an F dominant: dominant would have had an Eb in it. Most likely is was actually an Fmaj7.

Short version: The magic chord is the wonderful minor four chord.

In C this would be F minor (F-Ab-C). The video version included D, making it a iv6 (minor four with the 6th added: F-Ab-C-D). If the bass plays the D like the piano player did in the video, it would then be a half-diminished ii7 chord (D-F-Ab-C).

Roman Numeral Notation Note: Major chords are written in capital letters, minor chords in lower case. So playing triads up the C major scale (C being the 1 or I chord) would result in the following chords: I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-vii-I.

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Re: That Secret Christmas Chord

Post by waveheavy » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:31 pm

Yeah, it's really just a type of sub for the F Major chord isn't it? F = F-A-C (IV in C) and Dm = D-F-A-C (ii in C), the only other difference being the diminished 5th. (Am7 and Em7 can sub for Cmaj7; Dm7 can sub for Fmaj7; Bm7-5 can sub for Gdom7, because of commontone relationships.)

Paulie wrote:Yea, but music theory is lame, you don't need to know this stuff to be successful. :mrgreen:

The guy in the video makes a slight error when he says "moving from a dominant chord to this juicy, tasty, spicy blah, blah blah...". It was an F major chord, not an F dominant: dominant would have had an Eb in it. Most likely is was actually an Fmaj7.

Short version: The magic chord is the wonderful minor four chord.

In C this would be F minor (F-Ab-C). The video version included D, making it a iv6 (minor four with the 6th added: F-Ab-C-D). If the bass plays the D like the piano player did in the video, it would then be a half-diminished ii7 chord (D-F-Ab-C).

Roman Numeral Notation Note: Major chords are written in capital letters, minor chords in lower case. So playing triads up the C major scale (C being the 1 or I chord) would result in the following chords: I-ii-iii-IV-V-vi-vii-I.

I love music theory. :)

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Post by hummingbird » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:34 pm

eh?


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