One of the most common progressions is the ii-V-I progression. The ii-V-I sounds at its best when you use seventh chords and their expanded voicings. As you already know from past lessons, the ii chord is a minor chord, the V chord is a dominant chord, and the I chord is a major chord. So the most basic Jazz progression is the ii minor 7 - V dominant 7 - I major 7. In the key of C, this progression is Dm7-G7-Cmaj7. Below, you will find a few examples to experiment with in addition to a set of chord diagrams showing various ii-V-I progressions. Scales and emotions. See also a post about the major scale modes and an intro to minor keys.
So maybe you want to write a song or an instrumental in a particular mood or style, and you’re feeling overwhelmed by all the scales. Here’s a handy guide to the commonly used scales in western pop, rock, jazz, blues and so on. I show each scale in two views: on the chromatic circle, and the circle of fifths. Major scales These scales have a major third (E in the key of C), which makes them feel happy or bright. C major scale Happy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. C Mixolydian mode Bluesy, rock; can also be exotic/modal. C Lydian mode Ethereal, dreamy, futuristic. C Lydian dominant mode Also known as the overtone scale or acoustic scale, because it is close to the first seven pitches in the natural overtone series.
C Ahava Raba Exotic, Middle Eastern, Jewish. C harmonic major scale Majestic, mysterious. Minor Scales C natural minor scale Sentimental, tragic. C harmonic minor scale Tragic, exotic, Middle Eastern. Online - Music Theory Online Contents. Teoría - Music Theory Web. Audiotool. Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net. Musicsandbox2425 - home. Key Chords. Key Chords is an interactive chord chart that allows you hear, see and arrange chords. - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange chords on the timeline - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice until you discover something that fits your mood.
Select a Key: Select your favorite "Key" and whether you want to use the "Major" or "Minor" scale. The resulting chord chart will display a good number of "usable" chords that all work "in the key of" the selected scale. Chord Calculator. Catalogo de canciones.