Minor 7th Piano Chords – Mellow!
In our video today we are going to cover one of the most-used types of chords – the minor 7th piano chords.
Good morning. This is Duane and we’re reviewing some of our basic chords so they’ll be fresh in our mind. Today I’d like to look at minor seventh chords. Minor seventh chords are a very major kind of chord, a much-used kind of chord and very, very necessary to playing. A minor seventh chord is, of course, a minor chord with a dominant seventh in it. That’s a C minor seventh, okay? If you want to look at it, it’s a stack of a minor third, and then a major third, and then a minor third. It’s well-balanced, isn’t it? Minor, major, minor. It creates that kind of beautiful sound.
Here’s D minor seventh. Here’s E flat minor seventh. Here’s E minor seventh. Here’s F minor seventh, and so on. You can just continue on up. They’re a very useful chord. They’re mellow, too. Listen. That’s a minor seventh chord there. There’s another one, comes along pretty soon. There it is, G minor seventh. That’s another one.
Okay, so a minor seventh is simply, you take a major chord and make it minor by lowering the third half step. Then you add the dominant seventh. Not the major seventh. Don’t add that. That’s a different chord we’ll talk about later. I’m just talking about minor sevenths now. Get acquainted with those in both hands because they’re very, very useful kind of chords.
If you add a ninth to it, you have this kind of sound. Kind of exciting kind of jazzy deal. Okay, thanks for being with me and we’ll see you tomorrow with another review of some sort. If you’re not signed up for our free series of newsletters, be sure and do that. A lot of newsletters and videos and so on. Come on over to PlayPiano and do that. See you then. Bye bye for now.
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