A.2 Common chord modifiers

The following table shows chord modifiers that can be used to generate standard chord structures.

TypeIntervalModifierExampleOutput
MajorMajor third,
perfect fifth
5 or nothingc1:5 [image of music]
MinorMinor third,
perfect fifth
m or m5c1:m [image of music]
AugmentedMajor third,
augmented fifth
augc1:aug [image of music]
DiminishedMinor third,
diminished fifth
dimc1:dim [image of music]
Dominant seventhMajor triad,
minor seventh
7c1:7 [image of music]
Major seventhMajor triad,
major seventh
maj7 or majc1:maj7 [image of music]
Minor seventhMinor triad,
minor seventh
m7c1:m7 [image of music]
Diminished
seventh
Diminished triad,
diminished seventh
dim7c1:dim7 [image of music]
Augmented
seventh
Augmented triad,
minor seventh
aug7c1:aug7 [image of music]
Half-diminished
seventh
Diminished triad,
minor seventh
m7.5-c1:m7.5- [image of music]
Minor-major
seventh
Minor triad,
major seventh
m7+c1:m7+ [image of music]
Major sixthMajor triad,
sixth
6c1:6 [image of music]
Minor sixthMinor triad,
sixth
m6c1:m6 [image of music]
Dominant ninthDominant seventh,
major ninth
9c1:9 [image of music]
Major ninthMajor seventh,
major ninth
maj9c1:maj9 [image of music]
Minor ninthMinor seventh,
major ninth
m9c1:m9 [image of music]
Dominant eleventhDominant ninth,
perfect eleventh
11c1:11 [image of music]
Major eleventhMajor ninth,
perfect eleventh
maj11c1:maj11 [image of music]
Minor eleventhMinor ninth,
perfect eleventh
m11c1:m11 [image of music]
Dominant
thirteenth
Dominant ninth,
major thirteenth
13c1:13 [image of music]
Dominant
thirteenth
Dominant eleventh,
major thirteenth
13.11c1:13.11 [image of music]
Major thirteenthMajor eleventh,
major thirteenth
maj13.11c1:maj13.11 [image of music]
Minor thirteenthMinor eleventh,
major thirteenth
m13.11c1:m13.11 [image of music]
Suspended secondMajor second,
perfect fifth
sus2c1:sus2 [image of music]
Suspended fourthPerfect fourth,
perfect fifth
sus4c1:sus4 [image of music]
Power chord
(two-voiced)
Perfect fifth1.5c1:5 [image of music]
Power chord
(three-voiced)
Perfect fifth,
octave
1.5.8c1:5.8 [image of music]

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