Chord Progressions: Theory and Practice

Chord Progressions: Theory and Practice
Everything You Need to Create and Use Chords in Every Key

By Dan Fox and Dick Weissman Book Item: 00-35174

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No matter what instrument you play, chords are an important part of your music. Chord Progressions: Theory and Practice breaks down how they're important and gives you all the information you need to create chords and use them in your own music. Start off by learning how to build simple major chords and eventually move on to more complex chords such as ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, and altered chords. Also learn to compose your own progressions using techniques such as passing chords, neighbor chords, pedal tones, and voice leading. Finally, learn how chord progressions are used in various styles of music---from early jazz to the music of today. This book is ideal for pianists, but it can be used successfully by any musician familiar with the grand staff.

After completing this book, you will have gained a clear understanding of chords and progressions in a variety of musical styles.

Sample Pages


Overview: Chords, intervals, Scales, and Triads
Major Scales
Four-Note Chords
Chords Built on the Major Triad
Chords Built on the Minor Triad
Chords Built on the Diminished Triad
Chords Built on the Augmented Triad
Chord Built on the Suspended Triad
Altered Chords
Summary of Triads and Four-Note Chords
Extended Major Scales
Building Ninth Chords
Major 9th Chord
Dominant 9th Chord
Six-Nine Chord
Minor Major 9th Chord
Minor 9th Chord
Minor Six-Nine Chord
Diminished 7th add 9
Major 9th Sharp 5
Dominant 9th Sharp 5
9th Chord with a Suspended 4th
Omitting Notes from 9th Chords
Altering 9th Chords
Eleventh Chords
Dominant 11th Chords
Minor 11th Chords
Augmented 11th Chords
Major 11th Chords
Thirteenth Chords
Dominant 13th Chords
Minor 13th Chords
13th Chords with Augmented 11th
Major 13th Chords
7th add 6th Chords
More Altered Chords
Omitting Notes from Extended Chords
Voice Leading
Chords with Alternate Bass Notes
Power Chords
Chart of Chord Tones
Using Roman Numerals
Your First Chord Progression: I-V7-I
Songs That Use I-V7-I
The I-V7-I Progression in Every Key
The Im-V7-Im Progression
The Im-V7-Im in All Minor Keys
The I-flat VII-I Progression
Two-Chord Songs That Use Other Chords
The I-flat VII in Every Key
Three-Chord Songs
The I-IV-V7 Progression in a Major Key
Songs in a Major Key That Can Be Played Using Only I, IV, and V
The I, IV, and V7 Chords in Every Major Key
The I-IV-V7 Progression in a Minor Key
Other Songs That Use the Im, IVm, and V7 Chords
The Im-IVm-V7 in All Minor Keys
Passing Chords
Diatonic Passing Chords
Chromatic Passing Chords
Neighbor Chords
Repeated Chords
Creating Variations
Turnarounds from Rock Standards
False or Deceptive Endings
Pedal Points
Simplifying Chord Progressions
Blues Chord Progressions
Country Blues
Minor Blues
Swing, Boogie-Woogie, and Bebop Blues
Early Rock
Blues in Early Rock
The I-VIm-IIm-V7 Progression
The I, IV, And V Chords in Early Rock
Progressions in the '60s
More Progressions from the '60s
Lines in the '60s
Some Odds and Ends from the '60s
The 1970s and '80s
Rock Standards
The 1990s
The 2000s
More Classic Songs
For a Major I Chord
For a Minor I Chord
For a V7 (Seventh) Chord
The Tritone Substitution
How to Avoid the Tritone Within a Chord
Diminished Chords
Avoiding the Tritone in Diminished Chords
Substituting for Augmented Chords
A Final Word

Additional Information

Author: Dan Fox, Dick Weissman
Format: Book
Page Count: 96
Item Number: 00-35174
ISBN 10: 0-7390-7056-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-7390-7056-7
UPC: 038081395517

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