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Magic Choral Trick #103 Balancing the Diminished Chord

Just when you think you know everything, you find out yet more stuff that you didn’t know that you didn’t know!

The diminished chord – all minor thirds all equally balanced right? Apparently not. I was pretty smug about this one, then I got the email back from Ig Jakovac (coach and judge for the Barbershop Harmony Society) suggesting that the second note from the bottom should be given slightly more weight.

Lo and behold – definitely a more resonant sound!

However, to notice this sort of subtlety you might first want to work with the Korg Tuner – to make sure that everything’s dead in tune.

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