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Minor Chord Progressions?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by golden_boy, Apr 11, 2005.


  1. golden_boy

    golden_boy

    Dec 27, 2004
    Okay, I know my major chord progressions for MmmMMmdM (if I am remembering correctly, dont think I am). M = Major, m=Minor.

    Now, if a Major key progression goes like that, how does a minor key progression go? I can't seem to find anywhere to tell me, they just tell me the major key progression.

    Hope you can understand what I am asking :D Thanks for any help :bassist:
     
  2. .... depends which minor scale.

    if it's Natural Minor (Pure Minor), then building triads on the scale tones would yield:

    m-d-M-m-m-M-M-m

    Which is the same pattern as the Major scale tone triads starting on the 6th degree, coz THAT minor scale is a MODE of the Major scale - the Ionian mode (same as "natural" or "pure" minor)

    if you're building scale tone triads on a HARMONIC minor scale, well that's different...that goes like this:

    m-d-Augmented-m-M-M-d-m

    m =minor
    M = Major
    d = diminished
    Augmented, ie. a Major triad with a raised fifth (eg. C Augmented = C-E-G# )

    ...Now, for scale tones built on the Melodic minor.....well, if you REALLY wanna know, I'll post again later :)

    Hope that helps :meh:
     
  3. golden_boy

    golden_boy

    Dec 27, 2004
    cool, thanks for the help, tahts what I was after. Thanks a bunch :D
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Use Roman numerals-
    I-ii-iii-IV-V7-vi-viio The 'o' should have a slash thru it...I don't have a Character Map on this compooter.
    I think you would want to use the Harmonic minor scale.
    In Am(harmonic)
    A-B-C-D-E-F-G#-A

    So,
    i-iio-III+-iv-V7-VI-viio