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GUEST,Don Meixner Three chord tricks (35) RE: Three chord tricks 19 Mar 09


Sorry Capt.

My theory knowledge is shaky. I am not sure of the technically correct terms so I will explain them as they make sense to me and let those who know theory to sort out the bodies.

C to F is a common change in the key of C by adding C7 in between the C and F you add a little spice to the change. Look at it this way

C / / / / F becomes C //C7 / F. The transition has a nice sound to it.

The chords in a typical western folk scale run. There is name for this but I don't know it.   When you hear some one say play a 1, 4, 5. They are talking about the first fourth and fifth chords in the commonly used western music major scale.


C Dm Em F G Am B C
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 1

in G maj it would be

G C D
1 4 5

in D major it would be

D G A
1 4 5

I hope that clears things up a bit. And I may have confused the issue further.

Don


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