Diminished Chords: R&B Passing Chords – Part 1

One of my favourite passing chords to use in R&B is the diminished chord. 

Passing chords are vehicles of movement between the foundational chords of a chord progression. They’re not essential to the chord progression but, the addition of them can add flavour to the chord progression. Such flavours include tension or suspense, for example, or even artistic flair.

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how you can use the diminished chord and its effect on a chord progression.