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5 ways to understand CHORDS (of the Major scale)


Support us on Patreon for a PDF file containing Jason’s handwritten notes lessons for "5 ways to analyze the CHORDS of the Major Scale". Along with this file, you will also gain access to ALL the content which we put out regularly on our YouTube channel: https://www.patreon.com/jasonzac In this lesson, we discuss 5 ways to classify & analyze the chords of the Major Scale. The methods used are: * Chords by Emotion - Major, Minor & Diminished * Functional Harmony - Tonic, Subdominant & Dominant chords * Cadences - Authentic, Plagal, Deceptive, Half & Epic! * Chord Trees * Modal Chord Analysis Lesson Flow 00:40 Triad Formation 02:30 The “raw” emotions of chords - Major, Minor & Diminished 04:55 Functional Harmony - Tonic, Subdominant, Dominant 11:14 Cadences - Authentic, Plagal, Deceptive, Half & Epic! 14:06 Chord Trees - Melody meets Harmony & vice-versa 15:54 Modal Chord Analysis - Dorian, Minor (Aeolian), Mixolydian 21:40 Summary

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