A bit confused in my study of music theory. So there is no half notes between BC and EF. Yet there is an F minor chord. So how would I designate an F minor using musical notation? You wouldn't use the F flat designation or the E sharp designation since these don't exist. So what am i missing here? Is the F minor chord the same as the E chord? Or are minor and flat chords completely unrelated? Thanks.
flats and minors the same?(2 posts) (2 voices)
Hi,Posted 10 months ago #
Minor and flat are completely unrelated. Minor refers to a chord's third which can be either major or minor. Flat means one semi-tone (one fret on the guitar) lower. For example, a C major chord has a major 3rd in it, E. Major 3rds are two whole-steps or four frets above the root. A C minor chord has a minor 3rd in it, Eb. Minor 3rds are a step-and-a-half or three frets above a root. Because a minor 3rd is one fret lower than a major third, some people call it a flat third. I think this is what's confusing you.Posted 10 months ago #
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