Can A DIMINISHED Chord Be Your Tonal Center? [Q&A]

Tommaso Zillio

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Can you make a diminished chord the tonal center of your piece?

Apparently there are people who cannot sleep because they are obsessed with this question…

I know because several emails I received with this question were written between midnight and 4am!

So… I have to do my duty as your friendly neighbour music theorist.

I mean, how could I sleep at night, knowing that you don’t? ;-)

Watch this video so you can sleep safe and sound and untroubled by diminished tonal centers that may lurk under your bed…

In this video we’ll also answer:

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If you want to know more about how to actually use diminished chords in your songs, this video is a good starting point for you:

And this also includes several ideas that you can use for your compositions:

But all of these videos are just scratching the surface. If you want to come up with ideal like these in real time all the time, then check out the Complete Chord Mastery guitar course… and do all the exercises in it!


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