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Cello Lessons: Chord Scale: Minor 7b5 - Half Diminished

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The two chord in a minor key is gonna be
a minor 7 flat 5 chord,
which we often talk about
as a half diminished
chord because the triad,
by having a flat 5, is diminished.
But the 7 is just a normal flat 7,
not a diminished 7.
So this half diminished chord
in C would sound like this.
The scale associated with
this would just be a natural
minor with a flat 5.
The two chord in a minor key is
expressed as a minor 7 flat 5.
So if we wanted to play C minor 7 flat 5,
that means we must be in
the key of B flat minor cuz C is
the second scale degree in B flat minor.
The arpeggio for a minor 7 flat 5,
is 1 flat 3, flat 5, flat 7.
The scale associated with this
is actually the Locrian scale, okay?
So it's gonna be very similar to what we
learned in a previous video on Locrian.
But now that we're in
a minor 7 flat 5 harmony,
it's gonna be a little
more functional in nature.
Okay, so
let me try playing this C Locrian scale
which is a natural minor scale
with a flat 5 and a flat 2.
And let's see how it sounds
at the backing track.
That Locrian
sound is
gonna help
us play
the 2
chord in
a minor