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I was playing yesterday and made up this 4 bar chord progression: Cm, F, C, Fm It's odd I guess, but it sounds perfect to what I am singing over it. Does it comply with music rules and is it anyway ...

i was messing around trying to write a weird chord progression and i came across something i hadnt seen before. i played an E7 chord on the guitar but i played a D# on the b string, so the fingering ...

So I have done this great exercise where you alter one note at a time to create a new chord: Cmaj7 C E G B C7 C E G Bb Cm7 C Eb G Bb Cm7b5 C Eb Gb Bb ...

Hi just starting out in guitar and songwriting. Was told that my song is in the key of Bm . In my Chorus section, my chords are Am-Dm-Bm-Am-F-F# and I wanted the last chord (one the last word I'm ...

Any links to score examples of classical, metal, or other music would be great.

I am taking a music theory online course and there is an example I don't understand. The chord progression is: F Bb C F D Gm C7 FMaj7 The first 4 bar is just I-IV-V-I and the last three bar is II-V-...

"Learn to Fly" of the Foo Fighters is in the key of B The sequence of chords of the B scale harmonized is B - C#m - D#m - E - F# - G#m - A#º - B I - IIm - IIIm - IV - V - VIm - VIIº - I But ...

I know as much that R means Root note, but what does the rest mean?

C7 is a dominant 7th chord. G or G7 is the dominant chord of the C-major scale. Is the word dominant related between these two? The word "dominant" relates to several items in music. In Common ...

Came across an Android app that enlists chord progressions with a mapping to mood or sentiment that it conveys (or expected to convey, I presume to certain audience). For various reasons, I am bit ...

I'm having trouble understanding whether there is such a term as a leading bass note. Suppose there are three instruments: piano, bass and guitar. The piano plays A in bass and A,E,G in right hand. ...

Why can't a song be in a half-diminished, diminished, augmented, or altered key? Or technically, why aren't songs in half-diminished, diminished, augmented, or altered keys? I've asked one of my ...

i tried so much to write melodies on the top of my chord progression... but my melodies suck everytime....nothing new is happening... Are there methods for the same? How should be combination of ...

Why the chord iii doesn't have pull towards chord I? just thinking so because Chord iii contain leading tone in it... eg in a key of C major...Chord E {E,G,B}

i.e. relation between Chords and melody.... Suppose what if melody BBBD harmonized using chord which does not have these notes suppose Am{A,C,E}...? n what if i repeat this with whole musical piece.....

I've a chord progression G, A, Bm, A, repeating itself throuh whole song in a key of B minor....i mean How it will affect the listener and how they feel ..

Please answer with a simple explanation and example. Why is every 5th tone from tonic called "dominant"?

Are E1 A1 C2 and A1 C2 E2 chords the same and/or are in same tonality? I think that they have same sound quality by using same notes, but these are different chords as they have different intervals ...

I am learning Music Theory from several different sources and I am currently concentrating on intervals and moving into building chords using intervals. I am trying to find patterns in order to ...

I was playing around on the piano and decided to write some chords down. One of the, I couldn't find anywhere, nor figure out what it's called. This lead me on a research spree which left me with two ...

I am currently working on a book on music-theory by Haunschild “Die neue Harmonielehre” (the question is not too specific so it might also have some general value for people not working with this book....

I just started my journey of music, and I am wondering if the possible choices for chord sequence can be many given a progression, according to music theory. I am worried about using the wrong or ...

I've been recently wrapping my head around the analysis of the following progression: F Dm Am C. Would you agree it's got an undeniable lydian vibe? I know an explicit lydian progression should ...

Are the primary chords of the major scale (I IV V) enough to make any major scale melody sound good? These chords together seem to encompass all 7 notes of the key. I ask this because as I'm learning ...

I'm writing a piano app for a high school class I teach and I'm trying to figure out the best algorithm to name chords related to a specific key. I'll use C major as the example for this question. I'...

I'm currently working on an arrangement of Christmas Time is here that is in the key of E. The first chord played in this arrangement is an Emaj7, followed by a D7#11 which is not diatonic to the ...

I recently sang, and separately listened to a performance of Duruflé's requiem. While listening, I was struck by the last chord of the in Paradisum, which adds an unexpected note half way through (and ...

I've been into playing ragtimes recently, especially of Scott Joplin. I've read in several books where they vaguely relate ragtimes as one of the early forms of Jazz. What aspects of ragtimes make ...

In the book we have the following image for D7: But every other resource I consult, all 7th chords have 4 notes (this only has 3). What's on the book seems to match the 1st inversion for D7 (minus ...

I'm working through "Guide to the Practical Study of Harmony" by Tchaikovsky and I had a question about this section on triads (he's working with a C Major scale): The whole mass of major and minor ...

We have the successive notes : B-E-A-D#-F# I know that it is not B11. I have no idea of the name.

Is it correct to say that a chord symbol in all cases is just a guide on what notes you can play? In other words, a C major chord is C E G, but when I see C written on the sheet music, I am free to ...

(The Song. The A part starts at 0:16 ) The Song is Eb Major key. But it starts the part with the Ab Major. What I can't understand is at the bar 4 it ends with the G7sus4 then goes back to Ab. how ...

From my last question I notice that the [A] part is actually Cm key instead of Eb Maj key. Analyzing Hisaishi Joe's "Path of the wind" 1 - Analyzing Hisaishi Joe's "Path of the wind" 1 (...

I asked a similar question yesterday in regards to the major scale: Can the I IV V chords hamonize any major scale melody? And the general consensus was: YES they can. Now I'd like to ask the same ...

I'm looking for the naming background behind the Dm9 chord (perhaps some others also but this one got me confused). Here is the example: This translates to: d2 - root (for the D in the cord) f2 - ...

What are the advantages and disadvantages of an all-fourths guitar tuning being E, A, D, G, C, F (the high E and B strings being raised a half-step from standard tuning). One reason to do this is ...

I have a chord progression here: This is the verse of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" I have put a flame emoji over the spot I'm confused by. The chord doesn't belong to the original key. From ...

Apparently, a lot of pop music is based on the same four chords, the video does not say which those may be. Any idea what four chords they are talking about?

I'm struggling to work out how to name the second chord in the following progression from a song I am transcribing: It's a sort of Dsus4 inversion with a b6 in the bass. My best guess is that it ...

I'm looking at a definition/formula for a chord tone: Diminished 7th Chord Tone Formula = 1, Flat3, Flat5, FlatFlat7 of the major scale Do two flats next to each other mean descend by two semi-tones?...

For instance we are playing a B, is the third note of the chord a Eb or and D#? If we play Bm is the fifth a Gb or a F#?

An easy example: C+7 = C E G# Bb What scale would this thing come from? When playing it it sounds lydian to me, not so much dominant. Same notes rewritten: E+7#11 = E G# B# A# my best guess ...

This is a piece from the 16th century by Thomas Tallis called "If ye love me". I started by coloring the sentences in the different voices to make it more visible to me. I think this was a good way, ...

I apologise if this is a dumb question. I don't know a great deal of music theory but I am interested in learning more about it. I've seen that if you harmonise the major scale you get I maj, II min ...

So how does one decide to borrow chords? Let's say I am in the key of C Major. Can I borrow chords, say, from the G Major key? How does this work?

I am analysing the chords from songs I like, in order to understand why I like them and to reuse the ideas in contexts that suit my voice and playing styles better. I am going through Lush - Single ...

I was trying to analyze a song called "Reprise" from my favorite composer Hisaishi Joe and it really blew my mind how this song keep changing Keys and doing all this harmony techniques that I don't ...

So I've got some notes I would like to play on my piano, but when I do, it sounds quite weird. Maybe I'm not playing to good notes, maybe I'm mistaking when I'm reading the sheet. The two sharps at ...

In a minor key there is no chord on the second scale degree. Why? Is it because it is a diminished chord?

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