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Major Triad

1, 3, 5

2

Minor Triad

1, b3, 5

3

Augmented Triad

1, 3, #5

4

Diminished Triad

1, b3, b5

5

What is a suspension of a triad?

A suspension occurs when the third of the triad is replaced with another chord tone, most commonly the 4th (11th). The 9th (2nd) is also often used. 

6

What is a sus4 chord? 

1, 4, 5

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What is a sus2 chord?

1, 2, 5

8

What is a (major) add9 or add2 chord?

1, 2, 3, 5

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What is a (minor) add9 or add2 chord?

1, 2, b3, 5

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What chord is meant if 'sus' is used without a number following a chord symbol?

The sus4 or sus11 chord

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What diatonic triads are built from a major scale?

Major triads on degrees 1, 4 5

Minor triads on degrees 2, 3, 6

Diminished triad on degree 7

12

What are the six most commonly used seventh chords in R&B?

major 7th

minor 7th

minor 7th (b5)

dominant 7th

suspended dominant 7th

dominant 7th (#5)

13

Major 7th chord

1, 3, 5, 7

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Minor 7th chord

1, b3, 5, b7

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Minor 7 b5 chord

1, b3, b5, b7

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Dominant 7th chord

1, 3, 5, b7

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Suspended dominant 7th chord

1, 4, 5, b7

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Dominant 7th (#5) chord

1, 3, #5, b7

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What seventh chords are built from the degrees of the major scale?

Major 7th: 1, 4

Minor 7th: 2, 3, 6

Dominant 7th: 5

Minor 7th (b5): 7