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The Circle #13:
I-VI7-II7-V7-I Progression

Posted on: December 11th, 2011 by dville

The-Circle WebWelcome to The Circle, our voyage into the mysteries of The Circle of 5ths. As we’ve already learned, a Dominant 7th Chord contains two notes that introduce a tension that makes the chord want to resolve a 5th interval counter-clockwise on the circle.VI-II7-V7A
So far we’ve seen that occurrence in the I-V7-I (C-G7-C) and I-II7-V7-I (C-D7-G7-C) chord progressions. Today we are going to take the I-II7-V7-I idea a 5th higher and create the I-VI7-II7-V7-I (C-A7-D7-G7-C) chord progression. A couple of popular tunes that utilize this progression are Arlo Guthrie’s Alice’s Restaurant and the bluegrass classic Salty Dog Blues.

 

Observation: Simply jump from the I to the VIth of the key you are in, make the VI a Dominant 7th chord (VI7) and let the resolution begin!

One Response

  1. J-Hob says:

    I'm really enjoying the circle of fifths series. I was aware of the circle before but you have helped deepen my understanding of it, cheers!

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