Consider the following progression...
- From: "js" <nothing@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 22 Jun 2009 04:25:00 -0400
Came across this in one of my recent church songs:
||: D / / / | Am7 / / /| C / / /| G / / / :||
Now, basic theory would tell you that this is in the key of G: V | ii | IV |
However, it sounds a LOT like it's in D, and the Am7 - C is vm-bVII in D,
with a weak plagal (IV-I) cadence in G; it's almost bitonal, D/G.
Reinforcing this is the fact that the melody rides on A (dominant of D) for
the first 2 bars, and G (dominant of C and tonic of G) for the next 2.
When we ply this live, the change from D to Am7 is a synethetic explosion
for me. Yeah I know you won't get that, but it's a HUGE change.
Yes, I know technically what to ply on each chord, etc. It's just a very
Try it yourself: Play this chordaly on bass, keys, sequencer, or BIAB, and
see what you hear.
PS: Jim, you may point-by-point your heart out on this one. I'm interested
to know how others hear this.
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