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Speaking the chord

You can now write chord symbols such as C7b9 and Bb+, but how are they spoken?

Chord as written Chord as spoken
C C
Cm C minor
Csus4 C suspended 4th
Cmb5 C minor flat 5th
C+ C augmented
C6 C sixth
C7 C seventh
Cmaj7 C major 7th
Cdim C diminished
C9 C ninth
C9+ C ninth augmented
C9sus4 C ninth suspended 4th
C7b9 C seven flat ninth
C7#9 C seven sharp ninth
C7b9#9 C seven flat ninth sharp ninth
C7b9+ C seven flat ninth augmented
C7#9+ C seven sharp ninth augmented
C7b9#9+ C seven flat ninth sharp ninth augmented
C6/9 C six ninth
Cmaj9 C major ninth
C9#11 C ninth sharp eleventh
Cm11 C minor eleventh
C7b9#11 C seven flat ninth sharp eleventh
C7#9#11 C seven sharp ninth sharp eleventh
Cmaj9#11 C major ninth sharp eleventh
Cmaj13#11 C major thirteenth sharp eleventh
C13#11 C thirteenth sharp eleventh


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