Reference

Jazz Chord Symbols: Seventh Chords

Dominant seventh chords

We add a 7 to the letter:

C7

With a suspended fourth:

C7sus4

Major seventh chords

We add Maj7, 7 o :

CMaj7

Minor seventh chords

We add min7, m7 or -7:

Cm7

Diminished seventh chord

We add dim7 or o7:

Cdim7

Half-diminished seventh chord

We add 7, o m7(b5):

Cm7b5

Inversions

As with the triads, to indicate an inversion, we add a slash and specify the note that should be played in the bass:

See also: Triads, Ninth Chords, Other Extensions

© 2011 J. Rodríguez Alvira

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