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Offline joerch

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Variations on Chord Progressions for the Major Scale
« on: November 11, 2011, 08:26:27 pm »
Dear all! I have pretty much mastered the major scale and wonder whether anyone has a nice input for a chord-progression variation that contains a tiny first step towards chords that don't belong to the key of G.

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Re: Variations on Chord Progressions for the Major Scale
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2011, 10:16:29 pm »
Key of A: I-IV-V is A-D-E

Key of F: I-vi-ii-V-I is F-Dmin-G-C-F

move those two patterns around so you can play them in all 12 keys.
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Re: Variations on Chord Progressions for the Major Scale
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2011, 07:13:53 pm »
Key of A: I-IV-V is A-D-E

Key of F: I-vi-ii-V-I is F-Dmin-G-C-F

move those two patterns around so you can play them in all 12 keys.

Thanks for your reply. Yet, I feel it's not quite what I was looking for. In order to train my ear and feel for the scales and the respective keys a little, I was looking for a chord or two that you could throw in into a key of G progression. Let's say you have a progression like this I, VIminor, V, IV (G, Em, D, C). I am now looking for a fine one or two chord cadence, that makes me leave the key of G for two measures and then come back again.

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Re: Variations on Chord Progressions for the Major Scale
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2011, 07:32:51 pm »
Write out the notes for any key in which you desire to play.

The first note is always the root of a Major chord.
The second a Minor chord
The third a Minor chord
The fourth a Major chord
The fifth a Major chord
The sixth a Minor chord
The seventh a half diminished chord...

Every key the same pattern. If you want the seventh chords:
First and fourth are Major seventh chords
Second third and sixth are minor seventh chords
The fifth is the seventh chord (dominant 7)
The seventh is the minor 7 flat 5 chord
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