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Relative Diminished?


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I'm putting this here because, honestly, I have no idea what to do with this question.

 

 

So, when you write a chord progression, you might substitute a major chord for its relative minor (a minor chord whose root is two notes below the substituted major chord) or, for that matter, a minor chord can be substituted with a major chord by reversing the process.

 

 

But could you substitute either with a relative diminished chord one note below/above for major and minor respectively? It sounds like it could make sense, but of course you'd get a very peculiar sound.

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It's really your own appreciation that matter here, dissonant chord is acceptable if they're wanted by the author. Harmonically, it might seems a bit odd at first but if the full progression is the same as a major or minor (same intervals) it should seems right.

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