• A minor chord contains the 1st, flattened 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale of that note. Confusing, right? Below are the diatonic chords, and their Roman numeral names, in the key of C major. B major. Sus stands for suspended, meaning the 3rd has been suspended and replaced by the major 2nd. ... Respelling the chord to use Db suggests a different resolution (and renames the chord). Does calling notes a diminished third can mean something different in a specific context than the major second? These Roman numerals represent a formula which will be the same in every major key (i.e., the ‘I’ chord will always be major, the ‘ii’ chord will always be minor, etc). Ok, now let’s breakdown what a secondary dominant chord is. Chord symbols in music can be confusing, simply because there are a lot of them. You can apply this formula to figure out the notes in any major or minor scale. A dominant seventh chord is built from a major triad and a minor seventh. A major. info)).A second is a musical interval encompassing two adjacent staff positions (see Interval number for more details). G# minor. Given a chord C, this would be written Csus2 ("C suspended second") and Csus4 ("C suspended fourth") for a major chord. • A major chord contains the 1st, 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale. In other words, the notes that make up the mu major chord are: Root (1st), 2nd, major 3rd, 5th. share | improve this question | follow | asked Oct 4 at 7:48. So truth be told, major 2 chords and major “add 9” chords are often times looked at as the same thing but now you truly know the difference. C# minor. These symbols consist of letters, numbers, or symbols that indicate the root (or tonic) on which the chord should be built, as well the quality (major, minor, etc.) Here are what the minor chords are in the key of E – F# minor. Csus2. G# is a minor second below A. G is a major 2nd below A. F# is a minor third below A. F is a major third below A. E is a fourth below A. (Major) 2nd. Any chord with a major third can have the third replaced by a major second or perfect fourth to form a suspended chord. In this third example the movement starts with the inverted chord: E/B - Am - G Here B, A and G form a descending bass line. (Read the Compuserve chat where Donald talks about the mu major). The 5th is down a fourth? If a chord has a major second but no 3rd, the it's a sus2 chord, e.g. chord-theory intervals. Tension 9 . A last sequence: C - Em/B - Am You should be able to find other variants now as you know the method. All inversions of major chords. Kevin Kevin. If you’d like to know more about chords in the key of E, go here: Chords In The Key Of E. Here’s the capo chart for the chords in the key of E: But that doesn’t stop people from also looking at C major add 9 as this: (Which is the same chord we explained above as our C major 2). The note E is down 5 half-steps from A, but up 7 half-steps from A: 25 5 5 bronze badges. 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