Category Archives: Chord Progressions

Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose Harmony

A prerequisite to Transposing Harmony like a musician is to conceive and hear the music in functional musical terms, not just as an arbitrary sequence of dots.

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Transposition: The Musical Way to Transpose a Melody

A prerequisite to Transposing a Melody like a musician is to conceive of and hear the melody in meaningful musical terms, not as some random sequence to be manipulated with calculations. Enjoy this simple example of how to transpose a … Continue reading

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Chords Progression: Minor Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Minor Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a C Minor Rootless Add2 (for lack of a better name) with its resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Major Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Major Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a C Major Rootless Add2 (for lack of a better name) with its resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Sus2 Resolved to Minor Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus2 (read “C suspended second chord”) with its minor triad resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Sus4 Resolved to Minor Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus4 (read “C suspended fourth chord”) with its minor triad resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Sus4 Resolved to Major Triad

Suspension means to temporarily delay the resolution of one or more chord tones. Here, for example, is a Csus4 (read “C suspended fourth chord”) with its major triad resolution:

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Chord Progressions: Chord Inversion & Bass Melody

One way to expand the musical possibilities of a chord progression is to invert some of the chords in order to create both harmonic interest and melodic movement in the bass line.

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Chord Progressions: i-V7-i Theory & Ear Training

Study the i-V7-i Chord Progression (the minor counterpart of the major I-V-I) and you will understand the harmonic tension and release formula that makes an incredible amount of music tick…

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Chord Progressions: I-V7-I Theory & Ear Training

Study the I-V7-I Chord Progression and you will understand the harmonic tension and release formula that makes an incredible amount of music tick…

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