Augmented chords are awkward, weird, and can seem useless. It took me a while to
eventually grasp on what aug chords are capable of- as well as aug7 (or +7) chords. They’re certainly a unique sounding chord, and in this lesson we go over the basics behind how the triad is built, but also how it can be used in musical settings. Depending on your knowledge of music theory, this lesson may get too advanced near the end, but it should be simple to follow for the first half at least.
Here’s how Mike Muggli made the ragtime piano bit: https://youtu.be/TJ_m_6KczlI
In this video:
00:29 Augmented Triad Basics
02:20 Swapping V for V+
04:37 Adding Sevenths
05:48 Voice Leading
08:21 Augment Symmetry + Composing
10:54 Lydian Augmented
12:29 MinMaj7 Relationships
I made a mistake when walking through my “ragtime piano chords” piece. I accidentally played a B7 (and said V/ii) instead of a B+ (V+ / ii). Hope you’ll forgive me!
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