Does The M In Key Means Major Or Minor

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    manxtigga : Thu 28th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    I know I can just listen to the loop, and figure it out, but I just want to be clear on whether the m is a minor or major. Thanks

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    HAMB : Thu 28th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    It means it's minor if there's an M next to the key

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    ShortBusMusic : Fri 29th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    In most theory classes you will find the upper case "M" means major, and the lower case "m" means minor. For example AM7 would be an A Major 7th, and Am7 would mean A minor 7th. Hope that helps.

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    ShortBusMusic : Fri 29th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    Sorry for the double post. As HAMB stated, in my example above, an A Major 7th could also be written as A7 and the Am7 being the same in both. Now you should be totally confused.

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    wunderwolf : Sat 30th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    User ShortBusMusic is half right.

    M is used to denote Major chord
    m is used to denote minor chord

    However A7 and AM7 are two different chords.

    A7 would flat the 7th note while the AM7 chord would have the 7th note be natural.

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    Looperman : Sat 30th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    in our searches and listings it represents minor

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    MichaelMayo : Sat 30th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    What they said but also if your not sure of a loop try to find the root note and if it's minor then the note that will fit will be W-H-W-W-H-W-W (W = Whole Step/1 note up H = Half step/half a note up)

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    ShortBusMusic : Sat 30th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    Nice catch wonderwolf. It's been about 45 years since my last theory class, so the mind wanders at this stage, haha. The A7 chord is A-C#-E-G while Amaj7 is A-C#-E-G# (It think).

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    ShortBusMusic : Sat 30th Jan 2021 : 1 year ago

    I think (not it think), I do miss the days when we could correct our forum posts...

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