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Diminished Chords
Diminished Chords
What Good Are They?

Many players know how major, minor, and dominant seventh chords fit into music because they use them all the time. But, often, they are perplexed at the diminished chord. Unlike major and minor chords the diminished chord is an unstable chord—meaning it needs to be resolved to some other chord. It is because of this “need to be resolved” that a diminished chord is so helpful and can be used in all kinds of musical situations to get from one chord to another.

Learn how to take a bland progression and turn it into something amazing by using a few diminished chords.

Have a great lesson! - Steve Krenz

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Steve plays a Gibson Custom ES-335 Block Inlay in this lesson.



Steve Krenz
    Steve Krenz

As an instructor, Steve is best known for the top-selling guitar instruction course, Gibson's Learn & Master Guitar. He has helped thousands of students in over 95 countries across the globe to learn, improve, and master the guitar.

Steve's performing experience covers a large gamut, from playing guitar with the symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (producer, renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World").

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