Gospel School: The I-I/3-IV Progression

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A definitive Gospel device going from the I chord to the IV chord is to invert the I chord, creating a delicious sense of harmonic motion and melodic interest. This is such a staple of gospel playing that it deserves its own lesson…

Notice the strength of the melodic motion in the bass, creating a powerful sense of direction and anticipation…


Note: It is appropriate to conceive and hear the note E(Mi) as the leading tone into the F chord (IV).






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