I am creating a new never seen before, chord progression building system.
What makes this method useful is how it encourages you the bend the rules a little. Sticking to standard theory will always limit your creations, however trying to experiment with chords from difference scales can be rather difficult.
Do make sure you are familiar with the seven chords in a major scale.
The below chart shows the common 2-5-1 progression, being Minor, Dominant, and Major. In the C Major scale that would be Dmin, G7 and CMaj. The yellow represents standard chords from the scale.
Underneath that you can see the same progression but the “1” chord is green. Why green this time?
The green shows you that same chord note is used however it is a different chord type than from the regular scale. In other words, instead of playing the Major, you simply play a Minor instead. The type of chord is shown below the green.
Just by doing that you will get an interesting sounding chord progression. A little bit more soulful if you play the 7ths or 9ths.
The blue chords are borrowed chords, however what makes them different from the green is that they are not keys in the given scale. You can find the correct chord by counting half steps from root using the number indicated inside the bracket e.g. (-2) means count 2 half steps backwards from the root.
The below chord progression would be Dmin, Cmaj, Bbmaj
This is applicable in any key
One released, the whole pack will have numerous chord progressions using various colours including bass keys!!
All will come with videos to show how I play the chords, especially with the inversions (very important).
MIDI and WAV files will also be included
These of course can be applied in any key.
UPDATE !! The download link is HERE