This article covers C sharp diminished chords that are built from the D major scale. I go over the intervals in each chord type and the notes in each C# diminished chord. I have 15 open C# diminished guitar chords and explain how to use the chords in your songwriting or as an A7 substitute.
The leading tone in both the melodic and harmonic minor scales builds diminished chords and are therefore diminished modes. However, There are other scale degrees in both scales that build diminished modes. The harmonic minor has four diminished modes and the melodic minor has two. And between those 6 diminished modes, you can build every possible diminished chord. I cover the modes, the chords and how to use both in your songs.
Advanced guitar players know that the diminished triad and the half diminished chord can be used in place of dominant 7th chords. Just listen to the opening triplets on Red House by Jimi Hendrix. I show the relationship between the diminished chords and the dominant 7ths built from the major scale. And I have some choice chord shapes, riffs and a chord progressions using the m11b5 chord.
This article covers the 6 diminished chords for the key F#. I go over the intervals in each chord type, the notes in the F# diminished chords and the scales those chords come from. I have 21 open F# diminished chords and explain how to use the chords in your song writing.
All things diminished are covered in this article. I discuss the 2 main diminished intervals, the diminished triad chord, and other diminished chords and various diminished modes and scales The diminished scales and modes are the scales that build diminished chords and that can be used to solo over those chords.
The diminished triad is one of the four triad types in music. It is a chord that is unstable and has an extremely strong tendency to resolve to the tonic of the scale. From the diminished triad, you can build the fully diminished seventh chord, half-diminished seventh chord, as well as other diminished chords.