Re: Balancing 7th chords
Posted by Me on 11/5/2018, 12:29 pm, in reply to "Balancing 7th chords"
Stole this from someone a LONG time ago. |
1st and 5th match - 3rd less than 1/5 - 7th less than 3rd. What really is the difference between 30% and 20%? Think like a kid sitting next to someone not standing in front of them. Sure, you can tweak but keep it simple. Equal to, more than, or less than has worked well for me. Plus, they can transfer those concepts to the sight-reading room.
Somewhere I picked up a formula for balancing triads:
I've taught that way for years, and it's served me well.
Do you have a similar formula for balancing 7th chords?