6ths and 7ths Ear Training Chord

In the next set of lessons, we will hear 6ths and 7ths played as chords and try to identify them.

Here is an example of each:

Minor 6th&nbsp&nbsp
Major 6th&nbsp&nbsp

Minor 7th&nbsp&nbsp

Major 7th&nbsp&nbsp


When played as chords, the key is to judge the level of dissonance or roughness of each interval.

Imperfect consonances then to have an warm, emotional quality.

Weak dissonances tend to be rough but somewhat neutral.

Strong dissonances sound quite harsh.

Interval&nbsp&nbsp Category&nbsp&nbsp Example
Minor 6th&nbsp&nbsp Imperfect Consonance

Major 6th&nbsp&nbsp Imperfect Consonance&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp

Minor 7th&nbsp&nbsp Weak Dissonance

Major 7th&nbsp&nbsp Strong Dissonance


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