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  • Major (maj7)

    3 15.79%
  • Minor (m7)

    2 10.53%
  • Dominant (7)

    4 21.05%
  • Diminished (dim7)

    2 10.53%
  • Half-diminished (m7b5)

    6 31.58%
  • Minor major (m-maj7)

    1 5.26%
  • Augmented major ( maj7 (♯5) )

    1 5.26%
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Thread: Your favorite 7th chord

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    Default Your favorite 7th chord

    Music Theory subforum needs some dumb polls as well.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_chord#Tertian here's some sound clips of aforementioned chords....
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    You voted for the maj7!!!
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Actually Cmaj7 was my original username here!
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    Hmmm. You're not putting me on, are you?
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    See this post and the quote in the next post for proof.
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    So you were! Blimey.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dim7 View Post
    Music Theory subforum needs some dumb polls as well.
    Well as long as it is a dumb poll, I'll say something dumb, or ignorant at least, but truthful for me: What is a 7th chord? As such I cannot vote meaningfully. Oh well, I don't belong in this thread but felt like dumbly posting in it anyway. Really need a "What is a 7th chord" poll choice.
    Last edited by SixFootScowl; Oct-01-2015 at 23:35.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seventh_chord#Tertian Includes sound examples.

    I should have included the "non-tertian" ones as well though...
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    I actually have a sincere opinion about this dumb poll. I really like the sound of half diminished seventh chords more than any other.

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    I find dominant 7th's outside of musical context quite ugly.
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    I chose the Dominant 7th for the obvious reason. It's easy to play on the guitar and is essential for the blues.

    Hurrah!
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    I voted minor 7th.
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    I like minor 7ths too, but we are only allowed one choice.
    'In our way, Johnson strongly expressed his love of driving fast in a post-chaise. "If (said he) I had no duties, and no reference to futurity, I would spend my life in driving briskly in a post-chaise with a pretty woman;"' Boswell's Life of Johnson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dim7 View Post
    I find dominant 7th's outside of musical context quite ugly.
    That tritone, I suppose?

    I'm fond of the four-note quartal chord, which, with a change in voicing, becomes a suspended fourth with minor seventh. Why isn't that in your poll?

    Also, there's got to be someone else out there whose first association of the the sound of the minor-major 7th chord was with the James Bond theme.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlerian View Post
    That tritone, I suppose?
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...chord_on_C.mid

    Sounds prettier than dominant 7th to my ears, even though there's both a major seventh and a tritone.
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