Chord Formulas (August 2010)

Apply numbers (degrees) to the C major scale.

C, D, E, F, G, A, B, D, F, A =
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13

CMaj or C = 1 3 5
CMaj7 = 1 3 5 7
CMaj9 = 1 3 5 7 9
CMaj11 = 1 3 5 7 9 11
CMaj13 = 1 3 5 7 9 13

Cmin = 1 b3 5
Cmin7 = 1 b3 5 b7
Cmin9 = 1 b3 5 b7 9
Cmin11 = 1 b3 5 b7 9 11
Cmin13 = 1 b3 5 b7 9 11 13

C7 = 1 3 5 b7
C9 = 1 3 5 b7 9
C11 = 1 3 5 b7 9 11
C13 = 1 3 5 b7 9 13

CminMaj7 = 1 b3 5 7
CminMaj9 = 1 b3 5 7 9
CminMaj11 = 1 b3 5 7 9 11
CminMaj13 = 1 b3 5 7 9 11 13

Cmin7b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7
Cmin9b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7 9
Cmin11b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7 9 11
Cmin13b5 = 1 b3 b5 b7 9 11 13

Cdim = 1 b3 b5
Cdim7 = 1 b3 b5 bb7

Caug = 1 3 #5
CaugMaj7 = 1 3 #5 7

Guitarmodes method on the Lesson page gives you the knowledge to play all the above mentioned chords in all positions and all inversions.

7 Aug 2010