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. Any chord with a major third can have the third replaced by a major second or perfect fourth to form a suspended chord. share | improve this question | follow | asked Oct 4 at 7:48. Csus2. (Read the Compuserve chat where Donald talks about the mu major). 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: As Donald Fagen has explained on occasions, the mu major chord is "a major chord with an added second". Does calling notes a diminished third can mean something different in a specific context than the major second? C# minor. 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). chord-theory intervals. 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. The 5th is down a fourth? All inversions of major chords. Below are the diatonic chords, and their Roman numeral names, in the key of C major. 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.) G# minor. Chord symbols in music can be confusing, simply because there are a lot of them. Tension 9 . Ok, now let’s breakdown what a secondary dominant chord is. • A minor chord contains the 1st, flattened 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale of that note. Given a chord C, this would be written Csus2 ("C suspended second") and Csus4 ("C suspended fourth") for a major chord. A dominant seventh chord is built from a major triad and a minor seventh. If a chord has a major second but no 3rd, the it's a sus2 chord, e.g. 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). Here are what the minor chords are in the key of E – F# minor. A major. 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. The word “dominant” can also apply to seventh chords. info)).A second is a musical interval encompassing two adjacent staff positions (see Interval number for more details). Here are what the major chords are in the key of E: E major. You can apply this formula to figure out the notes in any major or minor scale. A last sequence: C - Em/B - Am You should be able to find other variants now as you know the method. In other words, the notes that make up the mu major chord are: Root (1st), 2nd, major 3rd, 5th. • A major chord contains the 1st, 3rd, and 5th degree of the major scale. 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