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Old 04-28-2013, 05:04 PM   #1
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Interesting Chord EmM7

Thought I would throw this out here...

Has anyone used the E minor Major 7 chord in any of their compositions?
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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I'm still learning this, at a rather slow pace.

Emin being E-flatG-B and a 7 being D? I guess I'm just describing an Em7.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Minor = flat third/3 half steps.

E, G, B

Then, you either add the same interval as a minor 3rd onto the 5th for a minor 7th (D), or a major 3rd interval (2 whole steps) for a major 7th (D#/Eb). The chord he is describing creates a kind of dark, unresolved sound because it is essentially outlining a harmonic minor scale but not playing the dominant chord (B dom 7th). It's sorta like doing the opposite of a dominant 7th.

You end up with E, G, B, D# as the notes of your chord. An easy guitar phrasing of this would be:
x
4
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7
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Old 04-28-2013, 11:25 PM   #4
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I've certainly used this chord, I've not composed anything but I've played with that chord before. And I understand what you're saying. IM ON TOP OF THE WORLD!!!
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:23 AM   #5
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I have only seen this chord used to support a chromatic melody or passing note, as in (for example): Em-EmM7-Em7-A7.
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+1 to the post... mi gusta
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