I am spelling my diminished chords WRONG? (Yes, And You Should Too!)

Tommaso Zillio

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enharmonic diminished chord

Just a few weeks ago I published two videos on diminished chords (I link these below).

Most people liked them, but there was a minority of people commenting that I misspelled the chords.

(I am not even getting started on the people who were offended by my spelling...)

Now, usually this would be nothing strange. I am a music theorist posting videos on YouTube after all :)

Music theory is taught differently in different part of the word... and everybody think they have the only right version. Regardless of what opinion I express (or not express...) in my videos, comments from people who think I'm wrong are part of my daily routine.

But this time is different.

Because you see, these people are right. I AM misspelling these chords.

Worse than that, I did it on purpose! - because I had a very good reason to do it.

No, the reason was not 'to get a reaction out of these people'! :) It is a good reason. A music-theoretical-reason.

And in fact, I think you should misspell these chords too. Here's why:

I mentioned the original two videos about diminishes chords, so here they are:

Here's the first of the two original videos on Diminished chords:

And here's the second video:

But diminished chords can be used in many more ways, one more fun than the other!

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