⛑ GJ First Aid Kit

⛑ GJ First Aid Kit

Dom and Dim

Dominant (Dom) and Diminished (Dim) chords are nearly the same, only the root note is different:

The Dim chord is special. It has 4 different names, or root notes, a minor third apart. Take Eb (or F#, or A, or C) Dim:

Going back to a Dominant chord from its Dim chord is simple: take the root note a semitone down. This creates the following set of Doms:

So one Dom is actually 4 chords! We can now use the same lick a minor 3rd up and down, or 2 minor 3rds up or down, which we call tritone. This creates a new family of substitution (‘Sub’) licks: see next chapter.

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