Blues and the 7th Chord
Let me tell you one more use for a dominant seven court. In a genre like the blues, we use seven chords for just about everything. Your tonic chord. You add a minor seventh to it to your five chord. You have the dominant seventh chord. Uh, in the four chord, you add a flat seventh. So all of the court to use our that dominant quality, that means it's a major chord with a Plat seven. That's what makes a blues sound as you use the one chord the forecourt in the five chord and you put that flat. Seven. The minor seven on all those major chords that is the blues. Um, in terms of core progressions, there's more to the blues and just that. But if you want that sound, uh, you don't resolve those dominant sevens correctly, right? Because 157 the dominant seven should not resolve to the one with a flat seven in it, right? Uh, it should resolve to a one, not a one with a flat seven, cause that's a note out of key. But that's okay. Um, that is what the blues is, Though the blues likes. Just add t...
hese sevens and treat everything like a dominant chord, a major chord with a minor seventh on it. So when I say flat seven, what I'm talking about is that major court with the minor seventh on it, even though it takes it out of key. That's just what makes the blues sound like the blues. So another use of the dominant seventh chord.