Asked • 05/20/19

What are the earliest examples of chord tones like dominant sevenths and ninths being used?

What are some of the earliest examples of chord tones like dominant sevenths and ninths being used? I am trying to determine how basic harmonic music forms evolved toward forms such as Blues and Jazz.

Monique M.

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Given the influences that impacted the Blues and Jazz and the basic harmonic forms that evolved toward them, you would have to go back and consider them. If you Google dominant seventh and ninth chords wikipedia will give a good overview. This includes history going back as for as 19th and early and mid 20th century.
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