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Instructor
Jonny May
Course
Intermediate
02:28:45

Learn and master half diminished and fully diminished 7th chords in all 12 keys. With inversions and practice exercises, you’ll build your confidence with these essential chords.

Course Objectives
  • Learn the construction of diminished and half diminished chords
  • Practice inversions for all 12 chords
  • Master exercises for blocked and broken chords
Learning Focus
  • Chords
  • Exercises
  • Technique
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A magic party for the hands and mind.
I never imagined so much fun could be had playing diminished and half diminished 7ths. Seems a big mountain task to begin with but, as Jonny ever patiently walks you through it, it opens the mind up to the awesome power of these chords. Apart from teaching so much technically and muscle memory wise, the lessons are an amazing keyboard confidence builder. But, most importantly, as Jonny says, turn the idea of what could be seen as a chore into a wonderful source of meditation and a great way to mix it up and improvise it all. Thanks Jonny.
A lot of work, but such a great foundation!
This course has so much information, and the exercises take a lot of focus, concentration, and practice. But it is so worth it -- I have such a better understanding of half-diminished and diminished sevenths now that I've been through the course. Thanks, PWJ, for another excellent foundations course!
Daily Routine
It was kind of exhausting to practice every possible diminished and half diminished chord... But it was worth it
Challenging
I enrolled with a bit too much confidence into the whole Foundations suite starting with Majors, then Dominants, Minors, and finally this one. I'd say I overrated myself. Nonetheless I did it and I am happy that I went through it and did not give up.
Chords half empty, chords half full
That's a lot! I appreciate the encouragement and realize that a lot of polishing still needs to be done.
Featured Reviews

View PWJ member reviews of this course!

A magic party for the hands and mind.
I never imagined so much fun could be had playing diminished and half diminished 7ths. Seems a big mountain task to begin with but, as Jonny ever patiently walks you through it, it opens the mind up to the awesome power of these chords. Apart from teaching so much technically and muscle memory wise, the lessons are an amazing keyboard confidence builder. But, most importantly, as Jonny says, turn the idea of what could be seen as a chore into a wonderful source of meditation and a great way to mix it up and improvise it all. Thanks Jonny.
A lot of work, but such a great foundation!
This course has so much information, and the exercises take a lot of focus, concentration, and practice. But it is so worth it -- I have such a better understanding of half-diminished and diminished sevenths now that I've been through the course. Thanks, PWJ, for another excellent foundations course!
Daily Routine
It was kind of exhausting to practice every possible diminished and half diminished chord... But it was worth it
Challenging
I enrolled with a bit too much confidence into the whole Foundations suite starting with Majors, then Dominants, Minors, and finally this one. I'd say I overrated myself. Nonetheless I did it and I am happy that I went through it and did not give up.
Chords half empty, chords half full
That's a lot! I appreciate the encouragement and realize that a lot of polishing still needs to be done.
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