Living in the Ozark Plateau and rubbing shoulders every day with instinctive / intuitive musicians who mostly don’t read music but do everything by ear, I find myself, as a classically trained person from the age of five who didn’t even try anything non-classical till I was about 50, straining to explain what I mean sometimes in terms they will understand. (For example, what I call a V of V chord, they call a Major-2 chord, which drives me slightly nuts, since there is really no such thing, but oh well.)
My question is, how do I Create a chord symbol that means Fully-diminished 7th? I know how to do it for half-diminished, but am stumped when it comes to fully.
Let’s say I’m arranging a piece in D, and I come to a sequence that goes: D / G / G#-fully-diminished / 2nd-inversion-D / B minor, etc. I’ve learned how they expect to see a 2nd inversion chord, namely, in this case, D/A. But I don’t have a clue about the fully-diminished G# chord, and sadly I don’t even know how to ask the question without sounding retarded. (I don’t mind sounding retarded HERE, obviously!)