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This is a must know for anyone calling themselves a shredder. It will take some time to nail though.

The diminished 7th chord is often used instead of a dominant 7th chord, to lead back to the I chord (or other chords, as a secondary dominant) in a minor chord progression.

The easiest way to find the right diminished chord is to take the root of the chord you want it to lead to, and go down a half step. In this example, we're in the implied key of Dm, so we'll build the diminished 7th chord from C#.

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