Thirds?

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Agent Cooper
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Thirds?

Post by Agent Cooper » Thu Apr 30, 2020 6:24 am

Just wondering what is the big deal with thirds?



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Re: Thirds?

Post by TGVanessa » Wed May 06, 2020 4:51 pm

Well for starters, chords are constructed by stacking thirds.

Stack two thirds (a major and a minor one), and you have a major chord. Stack one more on top of that, and you'll have a maj7, and another one on top of that gives you maj9, and another one a maj11 and one more and you got a maj13.

So yeah, they're a big deal. ;)



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Re: Thirds?

Post by unclewalt » Thu May 07, 2020 9:08 am

What an...odd question.



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Re: Thirds?

Post by TGNeil » Fri May 08, 2020 2:56 pm

Hey Gang,

Big oops here on my part. I had just asked a student to test post something random on the Forum, planning to take it down myself, if I had editing access, which I am working on. So Walt,it is indeed an odd question. And Vanessa, thanks for the response.

Neil



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Re: Thirds?

Post by TGVanessa » Fri May 08, 2020 4:40 pm

Well I didn't think it was an odd question. If you don't know, you don't know.... :grimacing: But oh well...



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Re: Thirds?

Post by unclewalt » Fri May 08, 2020 8:52 pm

I think it was the "big deal" part that threw me, not the subject.



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