Friday, September 17, 2021

Episode 562 - “Chord Progressions: Chromaticism”

 


Part eight of a nine-week study on chord progressions takes the gloves off and wrestles with chromaticism, a technique that brings chromatic elements into diatonic composition and arrangement. The episode covers secondary dominants, chromatic mediants and a wee bit on voice leading with chromatic elements.

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Episode 561 - “Chord Progressions: Minor Moves”

 


Part seven of a nine-week study on chord progressions begins to step outside of the diatonic box with a look at some alternate minor scales used for reharmonizing chords. Theory includes the harmonic minor scale, how to create it and build the chords, as well as the ascending and descending melodic minors.

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Friday, September 03, 2021

Episode 560 - “Chord Progressions: Function”

 


Part six of a nine-week study on chord progressions plunges into functional harmony with a quick recap. Then, Bing goes through all seven scale degrees and their characteristics before demonstrating the theory of how and why certain chords work best in a progression. Download resource material at: https://www.patreon.com/posts/55704638

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Episode 559 - “Chord Progressions: Dominant Fun”

 


Part five of a study on chord progressions focuses on the often misunderstood diminished chord and where it fits in the grand scheme of things. We'll look at how to build it, how to use it in a progression and we'll also introduce another diatonic chord that's closely related in construction and function: the dominant seventh.

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Episode 558 - “Chord Progressions: Minor Drama"

 


Part four of a study on chord progressions explores the emotional major/minor mix of “Hallelujah” before leading into a study of minor chord progressions with a hint of things to come.

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Episode 557 - "Chord Progressions: Adding Minors"

 


Part three of a study on chord progressions, Bing talks about and demonstrates intervals for emotional power. Harmony-building and an intro to voice-leading segue into a look at the ii-iii-vi minor chords and how to mix them in with the I-IV-V major chords.

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Friday, August 06, 2021

Episode 556 - “Chord Progressions: I-IV-V”

 


For the second part of multi-part series, Bing recaps some of the basics behind chord progressions and chord-building, focusing on the key of D in DAD tuning while also showing some neat tricks on finding the root, 3rd and 5th of chords. Then, through a number of popular songs, he shows how the I-IV-V progression can be worked.

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