Jazz Piano School, Ep 15 – What Are 7th Chords?

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7th chord concepts

    • 7th chords are primary harmonies of jazz
    • #Major 7th chord = Major triad + major 7th on top

Major-7th Chord

    • Dominant 7th chords = Major triad on the bottom + Flat 7th on top


    • Minor 7th Chords = Minor Triad on bottom + flat 7th on top

minor-7th chords

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