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Thread: 'Minor' chord prorgessions..

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    'Minor' chord prorgessions..

    I'm just starting to get major diatonic chord proressions, but now I notice the term 'minor chord progression' getting thrown here and there..

    When putting roman numerals to certain chords in a minor progression, are you assuming that the first chord in the minor scale (Am in the key of C/Am) is i or vi (Since the diatonic chord built from a minor scale would also be the vi in its parellel major scale)?

    Also, what are some cool minor progressions to check out?

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    When putting roman numerals to certain chords in a minor progression, are you assuming that the first chord in the minor scale (Am in the key of C/Am) is i or vi (Since the diatonic chord built from a minor scale would also be the vi in its parellel major scale)?
    the answer is that Am would be a "i" chord, the following diatonic chords would be:
    i ii° III iv *V VI vii°
    *the reason the V is major has to do with voice leading; scale degree 7 (the thrid of v) is raised in minor modes, thus making the would-be minor v into a major V this is also the reason the VII is diminished

    Also, what are some cool minor progressions to check out?
    can't think of any right now, just woke up , i'll get back to you on that one

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