Chord Progressions: Stationary Harmony, Moving Bass

A simple, but very effective, way to musically expand a single chord is to play a Moving Bass Line under the Stationary Harmony…

C Major Triad with a bass line that walks down the top four notes in a descending C Major Scale. piano-ology-chord-progressions-stationary-harmony-moving-bass-example-c-major-notation


C Minor Triad with a bass line that walks down the top four notes in a descending C Minor Scale.

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(Do Hit the Road Jack or Stray Cat Strut come to mind?)

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