Major-seventh Sentence Examples
Thus, suppose a fundamental 256 has present with it overtone harmonics 512, 768, 1024, 1280, &c., and that we sound with it the major seventh with fundamental 480, and having harmonics 960, 1440, &c. The two sets may be arranged thus c 256 512 768 1024 1280 h 480 960 1440, and we see that the fundamental of the second will beat 32 times per second with the first overtone of the first, giving dissonance.
The very marked dissonance of the major seventh is thus explained.
Thus, take the major seventh with frequencies 256 and 480.
The example we have given above of the major seventh must serve here.
They also employ four part minor and major seventh chords compared to the triads used exclusively in the previous section.Advertisement
While this list is by no means all inclusive, major seventh chords are especially known for their role in jazz.
The three most important chords in this family for bossa nova guitar players are the A major seventh, the C major seventh and the F major seventh.
For example, the A includes an extra G sharp, while the F needs an extra E note to form the major seventh.
Start with the most important chords, and then add the entire repertoire of major seventh chords to your personal chord inventory.
Begin bylearning your major seventh chords sincethese are key components of Brazilian styles of music such as samba, cha cha and bossa nova.Advertisement