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MUSIC THEORY – Passing Chords Explained

by | Jan 3, 2018 | JAZZ, KEYBOARD, MUSIC THEORY, PIANO

MUSIC THEORY – Passing Chords Explained

In this piano tutorial made by PianoPig, you are going to learn what passing chords are. Passing chords are temporary stepping stones between chords and they can add a huge amount of harmonic variety and interest to your chord progressions.

In this video tutorial, the teacher looks at two different techniques: Secondary Dominant & Chromatic passing chords.

They key thing to remember is that a dominant chord always resolves to a 5th below. Therefore to add a secondary dominant passing chord, we can simple add in the dominant 7 chord a 5th above the passing chord. A chromatic passing chord is very similar, we apply the same concept but add it a half step above the target chord rather than a 5th above.

The reason this works is because the dominants are a tritone away and can be interchanged with each other. This can provide some really rich harmony and really take your playing to the next level!

MY OPINION

This tutorial shows you a very cool way to add variety to your chord progression. Thank you Piano Pig for your amazing work.

Level : Beginner

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