Solidwalnut, thanks a lot for your lessons!
I'm currently reading The Major Scale Chart: Part 3.
It's a bit challenging for me, but I'm determined to get through your tutorial.
I got lost in explanations of the name of chords.
Could you - or someone else - help me in decyphering it?
The maj7 chord uses the 7th note of the major scale which is only a half step under the root.
So, in Cmaj7, B is the 7th note of the major scale and it's a half step under the root C. Right?
What about the Fmaj7 chord? It also uses B (7th note of the major scale), but it's not a half step under the root F.
So maybe you start counting from the root, so the 7th note is E (one C omitted) and in this way the 7th note E is half step under the root F?
An it's only the explanation of maj7 chords.
As for the rest, I don't understand them almost at all!
I see that I'm confused by the similarity of these terms:
3rd scale degree
a third note
5th chord degree
Are "scale degree" and "chord degree" the same thing? And what's the difference between the 3rd scale degree and the third note?
Hope that when I get a reply to these questions, I'll be able to understand the rest of chord names explanations without asking.
All the best!