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Difference between a major chord and a minor chord

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by mahim95, Aug 26, 2017.

  1. mahim95


    Hey guys, I’ve been struggling with this for a while and was hoping there might be someone that could help me. Apart from the obvious happy / sad thing, what’s the fundamental difference between a major chord and a minor chord?
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  2. danielm123


    From a music theory perspective?

    The third of the chord is always lowered half a step from the major chord (the seventh is also lowered if playing a minor 7th chord). The other notes in the chord (specifically, the tonic and the 5th) are exactly the same. It follows the notes of the minor scale for the respective key. Hope this helps!
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  3. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    run away with me Platinum

    A minor is under 18 and a major is in the army