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Banjo Lessons: Theory - Minor Chords

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[MUSIC]
Now, just to talk about
a minor chord for a second.
[MUSIC]
That's a happy Banjo.
[MUSIC]
If you
take the second string and tune it down a
half step.
That gives you a minor cord.
[SOUND] Not such a happy Banjo.
[MUSIC]
Okay, so
when you have the major, G major chord,
you have.
[MUSIC]
You have four half steps.
[MUSIC]
And three to the third note of the scale.
Third note of the chord, sorry.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
Going to the fifth.
[MUSIC]
You get three half steps with
a minor chord it's, it's reverted,
reversed, sorry inverted.
You have instead of four and three, you
have three and four so
to get to the minor chord, you start on G,
[MUSIC]
Go three half steps.
Instead of being B, it's the B-flat.
I tuned the second string down a half
step, from B to B-flat.
So you have.
[MUSIC]
So
you go three half steps and then,
[MUSIC]
Four half steps, B-flat to B, C,
C-Sharp, D.
Here's one, two, three, four, to get the
first string, D,
which is the fifth note of the scale.
[MUSIC]
So you have G, which is the one.
You have the minor third instead of a
major third,
instead of being four half-steps it's only
three half-steps.
So it's called a minor third.
And then you have the fifth on top.
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