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Thread: The IV-vii*-I Chord Progression

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    dwest2419
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    The IV-vii*-I Chord Progression

    Hello guys back with another thread. I understand I am a beginner, but I think Im in love with the IV-vii*-I chord progression. I finally understood how to use that vii* half diminished m7b5 chord effectively. I played this chord progression in the key of F. IV as an IVmaj7, vii* as an half diminshed (m7b5) chord and a Imaj7 chord.

    Here are my chord vocings I choose in the key of F

    From left to right the first note on the left is the bass note the last note to the right is the note on top

    Bbmaj7 - x Bb F A D
    Em7b5 - x x E Bb D G
    Fmaj7 - x x F C E A

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    It's also a IV-ii-I progression as well. I'll leave to you to figure out how and why!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwest2419 View Post
    Hello guys back with another thread. I understand I am a beginner, but I think Im in love with the IV-vii*-I chord progression. I finally understood how to use that vii* half diminished m7b5 chord effectively. I played this chord progression in the key of F. IV as an IVmaj7, vii* as an half diminshed (m7b5) chord and a Imaj7 chord.

    Here are my chord vocings I choose in the key of F

    From left to right the first note on the left is the bass note the last note to the right is the note on top

    Bbmaj7 - x Bb F A D
    Em7b5 - x x E Bb D G
    Fmaj7 - x x F C E A
    I'm not sure I'd see it as a IV-ii-I as CoM suggests (although I think I know what he's getting at ), but check what happens when you put a C under that Em7b5... Now what chord have you got?

    The other thing to try is to put an A7 after the Em7b5 and then Dm. How does that sound?
    Bbmaj7 - x Bb F A D
    Em7b5 - x x E Bb D G
    A7 - x A E A C# G
    Dm - x x D A D F

    And then try Dmaj7 instead of Dm...

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