Complex Chords Demystified - December 2016 - Matt Smith
For many years I have taught students heading into Jazz Ensembles how to read Chord charts
and the “shorthand” used in the Real Book and other jazz notation.
For example, a small triangle signifies Major, a minus sign signifies minor, a “degree” signifies
diminished and a plus sign signifies augmented.
For example: C-7 = C minor7, C+7 = C augmented7, etc.
Chords tell a student exactly what they contain. It's important to note that every…Read more