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. Major scaleHappy; can be majestic or sentimental when slow. Mixolydian modeBluesy, rock; can also be exotic/modal. Lydian modeEthereal, dreamy, futuristic. Lydian dominant modeAlso known as the overtone scale or acoustic scale, because it is close to the first seven pitches in the natural overtone series.
Phrygian dominantExotic, Middle Eastern, Jewish. Harmonic major scaleMajestic, mysterious. Minor Scales These scales have a flat third (E-flat in the key of C), which gives them a darker and more tragic feel. Online - Music Theory Online Contents. Teoría - Music Theory Web. Audiotool. Ricci Adams' Musictheory.net. Musicsandbox2425 - home. Key Chords. Key Chords app generates guitar chord progressions automatically.
Use it free online, or get the app for Mac, Windows or iOS (iPad) - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange the chord progression - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice and Key Chords will automatically generate a nice sounding progression. Select a Key: Select a key and choose a the major or minor scale. The resulting chord chart will display applicable chords for the selected key. Click a chord: Chord Calculator. Catalogo de canciones.