Improve Your Diminished Chord Voicings: Dim(maj7) Fully Explained
I want to show you an invaluable voicing and also tell you why it’s one of my favorites.
But first, I have a question for you:
Have you ever found diminished voicings to be a bit trickier than others, or found yourself at a bit of a loss when it comes to making your diminished voicings interesting?
The reason I ask is because I’ve struggled with that quite a bit. It took me a long time to figure out how to make diminished voicings interesting, but
I put together a bunch of voicings for you, starting with this one:
It’s built 1 6 | b3 b5 7.
So this voicing has both the 6 (which is technically a bb7), as well as a natural 7. So,
Where can you use it?
It works as a great substitute for a more typical diminished chord. So, for example, if you have a BMaj7 going to the ii (Dbmin7), you could insert this Cº(maj7) in between those two instead of a normal Cº7. Now,
That's just one of many interesting ways to make your diminished voicings sound more professional and interesting, so...
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