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.

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2 Comments

  1. Emily M. Hutchinson

    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

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