D min M6

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kreamCleaner
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9 posts since 9 Dec, 2016

Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:02 am

B1 D3 D4 F4

Is this D minor Major 6?
I don't understand how I would do this in some basic chord progs. Does it have another name? reduce the repeating octave? D3 D4 -> ? D3? So B1 D3 F4?

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Gamma-UT
KVRAF
4268 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: D min M6

Post Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:30 am

It's B diminished with a very wide voicing.

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Hooj
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382 posts since 23 Aug, 2012 from Way Out West

Re: D min M6

Post Mon Mar 19, 2018 7:59 pm

could be either Dm6 or Bdim.... and I'm curious as to why you'd voice it that way?

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jancivil
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15335 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: D min M6

Post Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:56 pm

Occam's Razor (fewest assumptions = probably best supposition) here leads us to what is clearly B diminished triad. B, D, F. Done.

"D min add M6" = D F A B. Evidently B is given as the bass. No, assumption of a missing A in this case is too much, reasoning will have to be provided for the reality of that while we have 'this is that, precisely' instead, already.

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KVRian
1382 posts since 15 Feb, 2006 from Berkeley, CA

Re: D min M6

Post Sat Mar 24, 2018 1:54 pm

jancivil wrote: 'this is that, precisely' instead, already.
Great first line for a song there!

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jancivil
KVRAF
15335 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: D min M6

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:50 am

I end up with some weird clauses sometimes.

sjm
KVRAF
1701 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: D min M6

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:15 am

While it's not a Dm6 (yet), seeing as you ask for a progression, try Elanor Rigby on for size:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuS5NuXRb5Y

Em6 rather than Dm6, but whatever...

You hear it in the chorus on "people".


While My Guitar Gently Weeps goes (IIRC):
Am Am7 Am6 F at the beginning (or possibly Am Am/G Am/F# F)

I'm actually working on a song right now with Am6 in it (the progression for the section is Am Am6 F E7)
Voted KVR's resident drunk Robert Smith impersonator (thanks Frantz!)

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jancivil
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15335 posts since 20 Oct, 2007 from No Location

Re: D min M6

Post Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:00 pm

Eleanor Rigby is definitely doing a min w. M6 there.
The tune in the verse provides C# during E minor, de facto M6, additionally.

Guitar Gently Weeps is Am, Am/G, Am/F#, F, however. As a tertial harmony that may as well be F#ø7, F# A C E.

Compare: Stairway to Heaven, Am, Am (9)/G#, C/G, F#ø7, F^7 (G Am / ).

I couldn't call it 'minor triad add major 6th' in good conscience if the supposed sixth is in the bass.

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