The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20818   Message #219712
Posted By: Mark Clark
28-Apr-00 - 05:24 PM
Thread Name: Mudcat Seems To Be Diminished
Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat Seems To Be Diminished
JZG, you're quite right. I often get lazy and refer to diminished seventh chords as merely diminished. I guess that's because I've never seen one played any other way. Any time I use diminished or simply dim, I'm referring to a diminished seventh. As for naming it after the bass note, isn't that the convention for the basic chord only? When you play inversions of a chord, you don't rename the chord just because the root is no longer on the bottom do you? (This is really a question.)

Isn't the Bb° notation usually employed to designate the diminished 7th? If this doesn't come through, I used the degree symbol, a little circle above and to the right of the flat sign. A plus sign means augmented, a minus sign means minor and the degree symbol is the diminished 7th.

Thanks,

      - Mark