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Re: theory question

From: Mark Polesky
Subject: Re: theory question
Date: Fri, 3 Jul 2009 15:09:42 -0700 (PDT)

Grammostola Rosea wrote:
> I've learned when major scale:
> step:
> I: maj7
> II:  min7
> III: min7
> IV: maj7
> V: dominant 7
> VI: min7
> VII: -7
> But what when it is a minor scale? For example E minor? Which type of chords
> belongs to the 7 steps?

If it's "natural" minor than it's the same series, but starting on
the equivalent of degree 6 in the major:

i: min7
ii: -7
III: maj7
iv:  min7
v: min7
VI: maj7
VII: dom7

Harmonic minor has a raised 7 which changes all odd degrees:

i: min/maj7
ii: -7
III: maj7+5
iv: min7
V: dom7
VI: maj7
vii: dim7

As a subtle point, I would always use lower case for minor chords.

Hope this helps.
- Mark


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