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Names of Chord Symbols

by JazzMaverick

17 Sep 2008
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This is going to name most of the chord symbols you see and use.


Symbol Name Alternate Symbol
M ---> Major ---> Maj
m ---> minor ---> min ; -
6 ---> Major Sixth ---> Maj6 ; M6
m6 ---> minor sixth ---> min6 ; -6
6 ---> six-nine ---> 6(add9) ; Maj6(add9) ; M6(add9)
9
M7 ---> Major seventh ---> Maj 7 ; △
7 ---> dominant seventh ---> (None)
m7 ---> minor seventh ---> min7 ; -7
m(M7)--> minor Major seventh --> min(Maj7) ; m(+7) ; -(M7) ; min (add M7)
Ř7 --> half-diminished seventh -> ˝ dim ; ˝dim7 ; m7(♭5) ; m7(-5)
ο7 ---> diminished seventh ---> ο ; dim ; dim7
+7 ---> augmented seventh ---> 7+ ; 7(#5) ; 7(+5)
7(♭5)-> dominant seven flat five -> 7(-5)
9 ---> dominant ninth ---> 7(add9)
M9 ---> Major ninth ---> △(add9) ; Maj7(add9) ; M7(add9)
(♭9)---> dominant flat ninth ---> 7(♭9 ; 7(add♭9); 7-9 ; -9
11 ---> minor eleventh ---> min11 ; m11 ; min7(add11) ; m7(add11)
(#11) --> Major (or sharped) eleventh -> (+11) ; △(+11) ; M7(+11) ; △(#11) ; M7(#11)
13 ---> dominant thirteenth ---> 7(add13) ; 7(add6)
M13 ---> Major thirteenth ---> △(add13) ; Maj7(add13) ; M7(add13) ; M7(add6)
sus4 ---> suspended fourth ---> -13 ; min7 (add13) ; m7(add13) ; -7(add 13) ; m7(add6)
+ ---> augmented -----> aug ; (#5) ; +5


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Comments:

01
09.21.2008
  JazzMaverick

I couldn't really lay it out any better, but I hope this helps.

02
09.23.2008
  EMB5490

sweet explains some stuff, unfortunatly didnt make jazz band....o well...

03
09.26.2008
  guitarmastergod

when some1 says agumented fifth what does that mena exactly?

04
09.27.2008
  JazzMaverick

Augmented means "raised" or "sharpened", so it's a raised fifth.

There's a small glossary in my other lesson if you want to understand more of those kind of words, it's good to know.

05
05.09.2009
  guitarmastergod

what if there is a triangle after the chord like Bb(triangle)

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05.09.2009
  JazzMaverick

It means Major 7th :)

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