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.
Everyone knows suspended chords and most people know 7sus chords, but 7sus b9 chords are rarely seen except in jazz music. The 7sus b9 and 13sus b9 chords are known as Phrygian chords because they are built from the Phrygian mode of the major scale and the Phrygian M6 mode from the melodic minor scale. I have 3 open guitar chords for G7sus b9 and G13sus b9.
Suspended chords add a nice change to the usual 7th or minor 7th chords. I cover the dominant 7th suspended chord for G and the common extensions: G7sus, G9sus, and G13sus. There are 4 different major scales that build a G7sus chord, as well as 1 scale degree from the harmonic minor and 2 from the melodic minor.
This article brings together the chords possible from the 3 minor scales: natural, harmonic and melodic minor. I covered the chords built from the D harmonic and D melodic minor scales in previous articles. In this article, I analyze 28 songs that use only one of those scales, 2 of them or all 3 together, and end with tips on writing a song in a minor key.
The melodic minor scale is the preferred minor scale with jazz musicians, and they are mainly the only musicians who use the scale. There are 73 chords that can be built from the D melodic minor scale which offers a lot of options if you want to use the scale to write a song. I cover all the chords and reduce the 73 chords to a handful you want to use in your song.
I cover the harmonic minor scale in this article and list all the chords that can be built from the D harmonic minor scale. There are 52 chord names that can be built from the harmonic minor scale, though you won't need most of them. I list all the chords from the D harmonic minor scale with a suggested chord list that you can use to write a song in D harmonic minor.