“Drop” is a name that describes how a chord was derived from another chord. These chords are usually, but not limited to, seventh chords that are built by dropping the second highest note of that chord one octave down – and thus Drop 2 chord; and making that pitch the lowest note of the chord.
The construction of other drop chords follows the same principle of dropping whatever voice, counting from the top, one octave down – drop 2, 3 or 4.
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