How to Use Diminished Triads for a Creepy, Nick Cave Effect

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How to Use Diminished Triads for a Creepy, Nick Cave Effect

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Format: Sibelius digital score with tabs & standard notation (.pdf)

The enigmatic and sinister diminished triad is one of the great mysteries of western music theory. It's fascinating to me that it's built of the 7th tone of the major scale, so it's naturally occuring, and yet it sounds so.....unnatural.

In most rock music you don't hear it used simply because, well, folks don't know it, so teachers don't teach how to use it. In this lesson, I show some of the ways I find this dark and spicy triad to be the perfect fit:

- put it right on a minor chord (basically adds the b5th)

- substitute it for a V7b9 chord (built off the b9)

- put it as a ramp between two chords a whole step apart

For my video on this: https://youtu.be/jgpzVNsdkqw

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