diminished seventh chord


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diminished seventh chord

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1. (Jazz) a chord often used in an enharmonic modulation and very common in modern music, esp jazz and pop music, consisting of a diminished triad with an added diminished seventh above the root. Often shortened to: diminished seventh
2. (Pop Music) a chord often used in an enharmonic modulation and very common in modern music, esp jazz and pop music, consisting of a diminished triad with an added diminished seventh above the root. Often shortened to: diminished seventh
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F: It is perfectly true that the work has the ambivalence that you have in the diminished seventh chord, and, therefore, when you're thinking of its tonality, it really could be almost any tonality within that hexachordal situation.
While the revised version culminates in the familiar trill on the dominant in both hands, the original version concludes with an agogic accent on a diminished seventh chord, which then arpeggiales downward to return to the tonic.
A useful appendix explains diminished seventh chords and arpeggios and the chromatic scale, as well as providing a Chord Reference Guide and Glossary of Music Terms.
Focusing on dominant and diminished seventh chords, he looks at Schenker's writings and others on the topic, argues that this prolongation can be justified, and discusses many examples in pieces by composers Schenker admired.