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Chord Progressions: Theory and Practice
Everything You Need to Create and Use Chords in Every Key
By Dan Fox and Dick Weissman
Item: 00-35174
UPC: 038081395517
ISBN 10: 0739070568
ISBN 13: 9780739070567
PRICE: $16.99
Category: Textbook - General
Format: Book
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.
TITLE COMPOSER
Major 9th Chord
How to Avoid the Tritone Within a Chord
Country Blues
Minor Blues
Swing, Boogie-Woogie, and Bebop Blues
Early Rock
Minor 11th Chords
9th Chord with a Suspended 4th
Lines
Turnarounds
Turnarounds from Rock Standards
Endings
Blues Chord Progressions
13th Chords with Augmented 11th
Major 13th Chords
7th add 6th Chords
More Altered Chords
Omitting Notes from Extended Chords
Pedal Points
Introductions
Simplifying Chord Progressions
SECTION 3---CHORD PROGRESSIONS IN DIFFERENT STYLES
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
False or Deceptive Endings
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 Im-V7-Im Progression
A Final Word
Minor Six-Nine Chord
Diminished 7th add 9
Major 9th Sharp 5
Dominant 9th Sharp 5
Omitting Notes from 9th Chords
Altering 9th Chords
Eleventh Chords
Dominant 11th Chords
Chromatic Passing Chords
Side-Slipping
Neighbor Chords
Repeated Chords
Creating Variations
Major Scales
Triads
Four-Note Chords
Lines in the '60s
Some Odds and Ends from the '60s
The 1970s and '80s
Rock Standards
Chords Built on the Major Triad
The 1990s
The 2000s
More Classic Songs
SECTION 4---CHORD SUBSTITUTIONS
Substitutions
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
For a Major I Chord
For a Minor I Chord
For a V7 (Seventh) Chord
The Tritone Substitution
Summary of Triads and Four-Note Chords
Extended Major Scales
Building Ninth Chords
Dominant 9th Chord
Six-Nine Chord
Minor Major 9th Chord
Diminished Chords
Avoiding the Tritone in Diminished Chords
Substituting for Augmented Chords
Overview: Chords, intervals, Scales, and Triads
More Progressions from the '60s
Augmented 11th Chords
Major 11th Chords
Thirteenth Chords
Dominant 13th Chords
Minor 13th Chords
Voice Leading
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
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
Contents
Foreword
SECTION 1---CHORDS, INTERVALS, AND SCALES
The I-VIm-IIm-V7 Progression
The I, IV, And V Chords in Early Rock
Progressions in the '60s
Minor 9th Chord
Tonicization
Blues in Early Rock