Music Theory Q and A Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Tab & Music Forum' started by davidKOS, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. Boognish

    Boognish Senior Stratmaster

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    That's a great way to remember! But to clarify, suspended means to add on? So if i saw a D7sus4, I have no idea if that's a real note or not this is for example purposes, you would be adding the IV to the chord?
     
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    Again, we'd use arabic numbers to indicate scale degrees, not Roman numerals.
    In the case of D7sus4, you'd be taking out the major 3rd and replacing it with the perfect 4th, rather than adding the 4th on.
    D7 is D F# A C, and D7sus4 would replace the F# with a G. You could voice this in 5th position as D A C G.
     
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    Pisces One Strat-Talk Member

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    I think I understand: B/C and E/F are half-step movements.

    E minor is: E F# G A B C D E
     
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    You got it!
    In any natural minor scale, the rule is:
    The half steps occur between the 2nd and 3rd and between the 5th and 6th scale degrees.
     
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  5. Boognish

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    I didn't realize that! Thanks for this!