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Mike, question about chords used in the exercises in your book

Discussion in 'Ask Michael Dimin' started by Joe Boom, Mar 23, 2005.

  1. Joe Boom

    Joe Boom

    Jun 25, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    In your book, you state that the first Tonic chord of F is Fmaj7 but in the examples the chord is F7. Did I miss something?
  2. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin

    Dec 11, 1999
    Clinician: EA, Zon, Boomerang, TI. Author "The Art of Solo Bass"
    ah .... good find. In diatonic harmony (in the key) then the chord built upon the tonic is a maj7. However the blues, which is what I assume that you are referring to is not diatonic. In fact, it doesn't even come from western harmony (where most of the rules come from). The blues have their roots in Africa.

  3. Joe Boom

    Joe Boom

    Jun 25, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    Understood. Thanks for the help!