Minor Major 7

The minor/major 7 chord is most likely not a chord you will use everyday. With that said, it’s still a great chord to have in your vocabulary when you need it the most.

As you may already know, harmony in music is made up of different levels of tension. Good music has a natural harmonic ebb and flow to it and it often goes back and forth between more dissonant tones and ones that fit well together.

The minor major 7 chord has more of a dissonant quality so you will not find it at the beginning or end of a phrase. Instead, it’s used as a passing chord in many places. It can also be used as a musical exclamation point.

Watch the video below and I’ll show exactly what I mean.

Minor Major 7 Chord Theory


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