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

A definitive Gospel device is to invert the I chord on the way to the IV chord…

Doing so creates a delicious sense of harmonic motion, melodic interest, and an irresistible sense of forward motion…

Notice the strength of the melodic motion in the bass, creating a powerful sense of direction and anticipation… it is appropriate to conceive and perceive the E as the leading tone into the F chord.

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Study-Practice Notes:

Conceive and hear the note E(Mi) as the leading tone into the F chord (IV).

learn more… Gospel School: Intro #1

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