Studying Chord Progressions is essential to understanding how an enormous amount of music works. The lessons here will expand your musical literacy, deepen your theoretical understanding, heighten your aural awareness, and develop practical performance skills like sight reading, playing from memory, playing by ear, improvisation, and transposition.
Links to Lessons
- Why Study Chord Progressions?
- Chord Function
- Roman Numeral Analysis
- Voice Leading
- I-V7-I Theory & Ear Training
- i-V7-i Theory & Ear Training
- Pedal Point
- Borrowed Chords
- Secondary Dominants
- Chord Inversion & Bass Melody
- Sus4 Resolved to Major Triad
- Sus4 Resolved to Minor Triad
- Sus2 Resolved to Major Triad
- Sus2 Resolved to Minor Triad
- Major Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Major Triad
- Minor Add2 (Rootless) Resolved to Minor Triad
- Stationary Harmony, Moving Bass
- Tritone Substitution (Let Frank know if you would like a lesson on Tritone Subs)
- Relative Major-Minor Keys (Let Frank know if you would like a lesson on this)
Check out the Study Aids page on the main menu for tons of multi-media resources that will help you study-practice your chord progressions!