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Thread #22022   Message #237103
Posted By: GUEST,Lucius
01-Jun-00 - 07:23 PM
Thread Name: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
Subject: RE: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
When writing charts, I prefer the delta symbol over the Maj7 notation. Then again I pefer the minus (-) over written "min" when writing chords of the same. Many jazz charts leave the player to intuit where to use the major seventh by watching the relationships of the ii and V chords. I generally feel that less reading means quicker hands.

While on the subject of non-jazz uses of Major sevenths, what about John Sebastian's "I had a Dream"?