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The musical interval of a minor seventh the first note (the root or tonic) and the seventh in a minor scale. It is the inversion of the Major second. It is abbreviated as m7. In music theory, an interval is the difference (a ratio or logarithmic measure) in pitch between two notes and often refers to those two notes themselves (otherwise known as a dyad). ... A minor scale in musical theory is a diatonic scale whose third scale degree is an interval of a minor third above the tonic. ... For non-musical meanings of inversion, see inversion. ... The musical interval of a major second — also called a whole-tone — is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the second note in a major scale (and also a minor scale). ...

It can be produced by starting on a high note and playing the seventh below or by starting on a low note and playing the seventh above.

A minor seventh in just intonation most often corresponds to a pitch ratio of 9:5 or 1:1.8, or various other ratios, while in an equal tempered tuning it is a ratio of 1:210/12 (approximately 1.781), or 1000 cents, 17.596 cents shorter. Just intonation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Equal temperament is a scheme of musical tuning in which the octave is divided into a series of equal steps (equal frequency ratios). ... The cent is a unit in a logarithmic scale of relative pitch or intervals. ...

The minor seventh is considered the most dissonant interval after its inversion the Major second, the Major seventh, and the minor second. In poetry, dissonance is the deliberate avoidance of patterns of repeated vowel sounds (see assonance). ... The musical interval of a major second — also called a whole-tone — is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the second note in a major scale (and also a minor scale). ... The musical interval of a Major seventh the first note (the root or tonic) and the seventh, the leading tone, in a major scale. ... The musical interval of a half step, semitone, or minor second is the relationship between the leading tone and the first note (the root or tonic) in a major scale. ...

Minor seventh
# semitones Interval class # cents in equal temperament Most common diatonic name Comparable just interval # cents in just interval Just interval vs. equal-tempered interval
10 2 1000 minor seventh 16:9 996 4 cents smaller
Other diatonic intervals
unison | minor second | major second | minor third | major third | perfect fourth | tritone | perfect fifth | minor sixth | major sixth | minor seventh | major seventh | octave

This page is about musical systems of tuning, for the musical process of tuning see tuning. ... The musical interval of a half step, semitone, or minor second is the relationship between the leading tone and the first note (the root or tonic) in a major scale. ... In music, specifically, musical set theory an interval class, or unordered pitch-class interval, is an interval measured by the distance between its two pitch classes ordered so they are as close as possible. ... The cent is a unit in a logarithmic scale of relative pitch or intervals. ... Equal temperament is a scheme of musical tuning in which the octave is divided into a series of equal steps (equal frequency ratios). ... In Music theory, the diatonic major scale (also known as the Guido scale), from the Greek diatonikos or to stretch out, is a fundamental building block of the European-influenced musical tradition. ... Just intonation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In music theory, an interval is the distance in pitch between two notes, the lower and higher members of the interval. ... UNISON logo UNISON Head office. ... The musical interval of a half step, semitone, or minor second is the relationship between the leading tone and the first note (the root or tonic) in a major scale. ... The musical interval of a major second — also called a whole-tone — is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the second note in a major scale (and also a minor scale). ... The musical interval of a minor third is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the third note in a minor scale. ... The musical interval of a Major third is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the third note in a major scale. ... The musical interval of a perfect fourth, often P4, is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the fourth note (subdominant) in a major scale. ... The augmented fourth between C and F# forms a tritone. ... The musical interval of a perfect fifth is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the fifth note in a major scale. ... The musical interval of a minor sixth is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the sixth note in a minor scale. ... The musical interval of a major sixth is the relationship between the first note (the root or tonic) and the sixth note in a Major scale. ... The musical interval of a Major seventh the first note (the root or tonic) and the seventh, the leading tone, in a major scale. ... In music, an octave (sometimes abbreviated 8ve or 8va) is the interval between one musical note and another with half or double the frequency. ...

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 Seventh chord (724 words) The seventh chord built on the dominant of a major or harmonic minor scale is a major/minor seventh. Called the Dominant Seventh because its intervallic relationships occur naturally in the seventh chord built on the dominant scale degree of a given key, the dominant seventh chord was the first to begin to appear regularly in Western music. While the dominant seventh chord is typically built on the fifth (or dominant) degree of a major scale, the minor seventh chord is built on the second, third, or sixth degree.
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