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Ron Pruter

 

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Arizona, USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2022 1:11 pm    
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Say, in the key of C, (NNS) is Bb a b7 or a 7b? I've seen both. RP
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Ricky Davis


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Buda, Texas USA
Post  Posted 22 Sep 2022 1:26 pm    
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Here in Texas....ah....ha....LOL
b7
Flat is always called out first
ie: flat3rd; flat5th; flat9....flat7

But when writing it's letter first
ie: G7; Eb; Cm7; FM7

So have fun.
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Ron Pruter

 

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Post  Posted 22 Sep 2022 4:10 pm    
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Thx Rick
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Dave Meis


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Olympic Peninsula, Washington, USA
Post  Posted 26 Sep 2022 8:02 am    
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Missed the question…

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George Biner


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Los Angeles, CA
Post  Posted 26 Sep 2022 10:44 am    
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I think the OP's original issue was not about chords, it was about scale degrees (notes) -- i.e., how do you denote the flatted seventh degree of the scale? It's a good question. I think I would call it the "flatted seventh" degree. I could see others calling it the "seven flat", though. I don't think there is a standard.
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Ricky Davis


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Post  Posted 26 Sep 2022 12:47 pm    
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Oh>
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in the key of C, (NNS) is Bb a b7 or a 7b?


Yes in key of C; Bb is indeed the Flat7 note/chord and B is the Major7, BM7
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