The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22022   Message #237557
Posted By: GUEST,lucius
02-Jun-00 - 04:46 PM
Thread Name: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
Subject: RE: I Love Major Seventh Chords!
Not to cloud the issue, but is Jim Croce's use of the C# bass on a d-7 chord really a maj 7th or is it just another example of descending bass. The tune "Mr. Bojangles" uses the same descending bass, and to my ear it hardly sounds like a major seventh. I like to hear a richer tonal harmony, perhaps a flat ninth or diminished dominant chord before I identify a chord as acting as a major seventh. But then again, it's probably in the ear of the beholder.