Chord Progression Cycle of 3rds

Intro

Chord Progression Intro

This is the final step!

Go to Master Chord Progression.

I down to II

I down to II

Move the chords down the major scale!

Go to Chord Progression I down to II.

Cycle of 4ths

Cycle of 4ths

Take your chords through the cycle of 4ths, inside the key!

Go to Master Chord Progression Cycle of 4ths.

Cycle of 3rds

Cycle of 3rds

Take your chords through the cycle of 3rds, inside the key!

Go to Master Chord Progression Cycle of 3rds.

Master Exercise

Master Exercise

Master chord progressions and see how music works!

Go to Master Chord Progression Exercise.

Easier Progressions

Take your chords through the cycle of 3rds, inside the key!

Lets take a look at how to play through all the chords around a major scale shape using the cycle of 3rds.

This movement is also very common, for maximum effect; sing the root notes as you play the exercise.

The Cycle of 3rds within the scale shape exercise reads: IIIIVVIIIIIVVI. Notice how the third interval is sometimes minor, sometimes major.



Which chord is major and which is minor?

By noticing if the chord you are moving from is minor or major you will find the next chord.

For example, moving from chord V to VII is a major third, from VI to I is a minor third interval.

These chords are also parallel minor and major.

There would be matching minor and major pentatonic scales here as well.

Practice extensively, after this exercise there is only one more to go!

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