Lets look at one of the most common chord combinations,
known commonly as “PROGRESSIONS”. These are used in contemporary music.
Referencing the “Family of Chords – Song Writing 101 ” blog lets take the C major scale
and its harmonized family of chords and put it to work!
ii, V, I = The two or D minor chord the five or G major or G seventh chord and the one or
C major chord. This is how it is written for a basic rhythm chart. The lines are called hash marks and are the same thing as a quarter note. Each chord gets four beats.
Dm //// G //// C /////
Example written on staff:
Record or have a friend play this progression for 5 to 10 minutes
while you play the C major scale using quarter then eight notes.
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