# Why aren’t 9th commonly added to half diminished chords?

##### Asked by: Zach King

Its diatonic ninth would be an Ab, which is the b9, and again it is not used, because also here it is considered an avoid note. So it is not only half-diminished chords that usually will not be played with a b9, but also minor seventh (m7) chords.

## Is there a diminished 9th?

The diminished major ninth chord is an extended diminished chord and the toast of gospel pianists and keyboardists.

## Why are there only 3 diminished chords?

Because it is a symmetrical scale (and much like the diminished chord) there are only three unique diminished scales: C = E♭ = G♭ = A diminished scale. D♭ = E = G = B♭ diminished scale.

## What is the rule for building a diminished chord?

Diminished Chords

Just as in the previous examples, the rule is very simple. This time the rule is 1-3-flat 5. Just like the Major, Minor and Augmented chords, you can refer back to your scales and Intervals to help work out the actual notes.

## What chords can be half-diminished?

Half-diminished seventh chord table

Chord Root Diminished fifth
D♯m75 D♯ A
E♭m75 E♭ B (A)
Em75 E B♭
E♯m75 E♯ B

## What scales to play over diminished chords?

There are two pitch collections that work especially well when trying to make melodies over a half-diminished chord: The Locrian mode of the major scale. The Locrian #2 mode of the melodic minor scale (starting on scale degree 6)

## Why is the 7th chord of the scale diminished?

With respect to the root, all diminished seventh chords consist of a minor third, diminished fifth and diminished seventh. This means that all notes are a minor third apart (eg. C-E♭, E♭-G♭, G♭-B♭♭). Here is a table of some diminished seventh chords with different roots.

## What does ø mean in chords?

The answer is: “Ø = half diminished, aka m7b5″ This particular chord is played on piano as. Credit to PianoChord.com.

## Is half diminished the same as m7b5?

Difference. The difference between a diminished chord and a half diminished chord lies in the seventh. The half diminished chord (m7b5) has a minor seventh (7) – it’s a m7 chord wth a flat five (b5). The diminished chord has a diminished seventh (dim7, °7).

## What is the difference between a half diminished 7th and a fully diminished 7th?

The fully diminished seventh can be indicated as dim7 or with the ° symbol. A half-diminished seventh chord is a diminished triad with a minor seventh added to the chord and can be indicated with the ø symbol.

## How do you improvise over diminished chords?

And then resolve that to C. Or 57 the second line resolving to fmaj7. Starts on the B. And then runs up the the diminished pager. From here it's a scale answer from D to e to F.

## Who invented the diminished scale?

composer Willem Pijper

The two modes are sometimes referred to as the half-step/whole step diminished scale and the whole step/half-step diminished scale. Because it was associated in the early 20th century with the Dutch composer Willem Pijper, in the Netherlands, it is called the Pijper scale.

## Is there such thing as a major diminished chord?

In major scales, a diminished triad occurs only on the seventh scale degree. For instance, in the key of C, this is a B diminished triad (B, D, F). Since the triad is built on the seventh scale degree, it is also called the leading-tone triad.

## Why is a diminished chord called diminished?

A diminished chord is a type of chord that contains a minor 3rd (three half steps above the root) coupled with a diminished 5th (six half steps above the root). It has a distinctive timbre: tense, dark, and unstable sounding. And without context, diminished chords may sound off-putting.

## Why are diminished chords in first inversion?

A composer may feel that this passage needs more movement. Instead of altering the top voices, the chord is placed in first inversion. The diminished triad presents the final use for first inversion. Early composers did not like using augmented or diminished intervals.

## Is diminished chord sad?

Just like a minor chord sounds sadder and darker than a major chord, a diminished chord is even more dark and sad. It has within it an interval called a tritone, which is the single most unstable interval in all of music.

## What is the strongest chord progression?

The I, IV, and V chords, respectively called the tonic, the subdominant, and the dominant chords, are the strongest chords. Together, they form a trinity with which countless hits have been written.

## What’s the saddest chord progression?

Even the voice leading is depressing: the F# and A in the D7 chord slump dejectedly down to F and A♭ in the F-minor chord. And the Beatles cadence is weaker because it doesn’t lift up to F# before the descent into minor land. Sadness is always that much sadder if you were expecting happiness.