Learning the 7ths

Learning the different seventh chords can be tricky.

Before you start out, make sure you know your major and minor triads, and the maj 7th (C-B), min 7th (C-Bb), and dim 7th (C-A) intervals.

I do love tables and graphs,so here’s one I made that may help you.

Name In C Notes Description
Dominant Seventh C7 (V7 of F) C E G Bb Major triad and a minor seventh
Major Seventh Cmaj7

Or

CM7

C E G B Major Triad and a major seventh
Minor Seventh Cm7 C Eb G Bb Minor triad and a minor seventh
Half-diminished Seventh Cm7b5

Or

Cᴓ7

C Eb Gb Bb Diminished Triad and a minor seventh
Diminished Seventh Cdim7 C Eb Gb A Diminished Triad and a Diminished seventh
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