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Theory: CHORD TYPES (Cont.)

Fig. 1         I              ii             iii            IV            V            vi            vii

Figure 1 shows the naturally occuring seventh chords within the C major scale. These can be created by taking triads and stacking another third on top, all the notes of which come directly out of the C major scale. 

Fig. 2         I Ma7   ii mi7   iii mi7   IVMa7   V7     vi mi7   vii mi7[b5]

Figure 2 shows the chord qualities of each naturally occuring seventh chord within any major scale. The chord quality is determined by the intervals that make up the chord. 

 

 
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