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Commonly-Encountered Diminished Chords

You should practice playing these at the keyboard until you can produce any given chord without hesitation.  The objective is to conceive of each as a unit, rather than as individual notes.  For example, as you read this passage, you are not conscious of individual letters in each word.  You do not think "y-o-u," but, rather, "you."  If you can play the chords quickly at the keyboard, it will reinforce your mental ability to identify and write them as well.  

 

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