Re: Music Theory questions
Mark, read slowly! The maj implies the SCALAR 7th. If it didn't have the maj it would be the FLAT seventh! It doesn't need the maj if it's a straight major, and it doesn't need it if it's a dominant chord. 13 has the 7 and the 9 but not the 11; 11 has the 7 and the 9, but in these cases the 7th is always the flat 7. I might concede the point on the maj6 chord. It should contain the scalar 7th, IMO, but it doesn't have to, I guess, as dumb as it seems to me. But, every other XmajX has the natural 7th.
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