Today’s Music Lesson

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Music is fascinating, isn’t it? Today I made the following progression to illustrate how dominant chords work. Any time you want to change keys you should play a new dominant seventh chord to state the fact that you are in the new key.

This example has every secondary dominant in the key of G Major. The closely related keys to G Major are: A Minor, B Minor, C Major, D Major, and E Minor. You just need to add the dominant chord of each of those keys prior to playing them. (I added F Major because I am a rebel.)

Class dismissed.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Emily M. Hutchinson says:

    Fascinating, dear brother John! Thanks for the music lesson. If a question about secondary dominants ever comes up on Jeopardy ever comes up, I’ll be ready!
    xoxo, Emily

  2. You will surely dominate the conversation.
    Casually bring up Neapolitan Sixth Chords and you will be the hit of the party!

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