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Here are some examples of the half-diminished chord--the chord that students hate.If you are going to play jazz you absolutely need to know how to play this chord. It is a minor seventh chord with the 5th flatted. For example, Cm7b5=C, Eb, Gb, and Bb.In case you have forgotten the descending minor voicings (Fm, Fm+7, etc.), I have put them here. You can hear a Quicktime version of the two chord progressions below by clicking on the QuickTime controller at the top of the page.
Here's a Real Audio version.