Understanding How To Make Use Of Minor Scale Chord Progression Ideas
This lesson which covers minor scale chord progression examples introduces you to an area that a lot of guitarist do not venture! Most players of a certain level will definitely know about major key centres. The truth is, sadly, when it comes to minor chord progressions it’s all a bit of a mystery. This lesson is all about uncovering that stone and understanding the chords that make up songs written in minor keys. Part of the problem is that there are two main minor scales. There is the harmonic and the melodic key centres. They both are equally valid, but they offer differing chordal choices.
Knowing the difference in chord qualities between these two scale choices is crucial to understanding and playing in minor keys. When it comes to choosing the more popular choice between the minor scales, harmonic and melodic, the harmonic will usually come out on top. The reason for this is that it contains a flattened sixth tone. This tone is really helpful in creating dissonance over the V chord of the minor key. The melodic minor scale has a natural sixth and this is where the difference between the scales lies. The chords that are created because of this one semi-tone difference makes all the difference.
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