28 Nov 2011 14:04 | Quote>
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A big thanks to our participants from last week's chord, dim7:
thatguitarguy, MoshZilla1016, and telecrater!
You can still post updates to week 1 if you are working on it.
Every week for the next 8 weeks, we will choose a chord. In that given week, we will have to find someway to use that chord in a song, whether in be part of a progression, arpeggiated, fingerpicked, etc. Though we must write something that will use this chord shape in one week. I figured, why not let the rest of this board benefit from our undertaking.
So here's the deal:
1. Somewhere at the beginning of the week, I will select a chord for us to all learn about.
2. I will post a little bit of background on the chord, how it could be used or where it is being used.
3. You will all noodle around on your guitar with it.
4. Record your favorite riff, progression, lick, etc.
5. Post here and explain to us your mentality when you approached this problem (MOST IMPORTANT PART!!!)
This week's chord: half-diminished! (aka m7b5)
Last week we studied the diminished7 chord, which in music theory is also labeled as "full diminished." I figured this week would be a good chance to get a comparison of use with Full Diminished vs. Half Diminished.
Once again, here's some background information:
The Half-Diminished Chord (m7b5)
Background and Use of m7b5 Chords