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posted: 3/18/2008 at 11:12:23 AM ET
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I just have purchased a new tenor banjo book that has after the Chord such as a example: C or G a little round circle where a sharp or flat would be placed.
Is this another symbol for a sharp or flat??

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posted: 3/18/2008 at 1:09:05 PM ET
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I think you are talking about the chord symbols, not the notes, in which case the small circle would mean a diminished chord.

The diminished chord is built in thirds, just like every other chord, but the 3rd and the 5th degree of the chord are both lowered a half step.

In the case of a C diminished chord, rather than containing the notes C, E, and G (like a C major chord) the notes in the chord would be C, Eb, and Gb.

For a G chord it would be G, Bb, and Db, rather than G, B, and D. Hope this helps.

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