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Chord Progressions: Theory & Practice

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For Pianists.

Everything You Need to Create & Use Chords in Every Key.

By Dan Fox & Dick Weissman.

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No matter what instrument you play, chords are an important part of your music. Chord Progressions: Theory and Practice breaks down how they’re important and gives you all the information you need to create chords and use them in your own music. Start off by learning how to build simple major chords and eventually move on to more complex chords such as ninth, eleventh, thirteenth, and altered chords. Also learn to compose your own progressions using techniques such as passing chords, neighbor chords, pedal tones, and voice leading. Finally, learn how chord progressions are used in various styles of music---from early jazz to the music of today. This book is ideal for pianists, but it can be used successfully by any musician familiar with the grand staff. 

After completing this book, you will have gained a clear understanding of chords and progressions in a variety of musical styles.

Contents 
Foreword 
SECTION 1---CHORDS, INTERVALS, AND SCALES 
Overview: Chords, intervals, Scales, and Triads 
Major Scales 
Triads 
Four-Note Chords 
Chords Built on the Major Triad 
Chords Built on the Minor Triad 
Chords Built on the Diminished Triad 
Chords Built on the Augmented Triad 
Chord Built on the Suspended Triad 
Altered Chords 
Summary of Triads and Four-Note Chords 
Extended Major Scales 
Building Ninth Chords 
Major 9th Chord 
Dominant 9th Chord 
Six-Nine Chord 
Minor Major 9th Chord 
Minor 9th Chord 
Minor Six-Nine Chord 
Diminished 7th add 9 
Major 9th Sharp 5 
Dominant 9th Sharp 5 
9th Chord with a Suspended 4th 
Omitting Notes from 9th Chords 
Altering 9th Chords 
Eleventh Chords 
Dominant 11th Chords 
Minor 11th Chords 
Augmented 11th Chords 
Major 11th Chords 
Thirteenth Chords 
Dominant 13th Chords 
Minor 13th Chords 
13th Chords with Augmented 11th 
Major 13th Chords 
7th add 6th Chords 
More Altered Chords 
Omitting Notes from Extended Chords 
Voice Leading 
Chords with Alternate Bass Notes 
Power Chords 
Summary 
Chart of Chord Tones 
SECTION 2---CREATING CHORD PROGRESSIONS 
Using Roman Numerals 
Your First Chord Progression: I-V7-I 
Songs That Use I-V7-I 
The I-V7-I Progression in Every Key 
The Im-V7-Im Progression 
The Im-V7-Im in All Minor Keys 
The I-flat VII-I Progression 
Two-Chord Songs That Use Other Chords 
The I-flat VII in Every Key 
Three-Chord Songs 
The I-IV-V7 Progression in a Major Key 
Songs in a Major Key That Can Be Played Using Only I, IV, and V 
The I, IV, and V7 Chords in Every Major Key 
The I-IV-V7 Progression in a Minor Key 
Other Songs That Use the Im, IVm, and V7 Chords 
The Im-IVm-V7 in All Minor Keys 
Passing Chords 
Diatonic Passing Chords 
Chromatic Passing Chords 
Side-Slipping 
Neighbor Chords 
Repeated Chords 
Creating Variations 
Lines 
Turnarounds 
Turnarounds from Rock Standards 
Endings 
False or Deceptive Endings 
Pedal Points 
Introductions 
Simplifying Chord Progressions 
SECTION 3---CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN DIFFERENT STYLES 
Blues Chord Progressions 
Country Blues 
Minor Blues 
Swing, Boogie-Woogie, and Bebop Blues 
Early Rock 
Blues in Early Rock 
The I-VIm-IIm-V7 Progression 
The I, IV, And V Chords in Early Rock 
Progressions in the '60s 
More Progressions from the '60s 
Lines in the '60s 
Some Odds and Ends from the '60s 
The 1970s and '80s 
Rock Standards 
The 1990s 
The 2000s 
More Classic Songs 
SECTION 4---CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS 
Substitutions 
For a Major I Chord 
For a Minor I Chord 
For a V7 (Seventh) Chord 
The Tritone Substitution 
How to Avoid the Tritone Within a Chord 
Diminished Chords 
Avoiding the Tritone in Diminished Chords 
Substituting for Augmented Chords 
Tonicization 
A Final Word

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