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Thread: I need harmonic anaylsis to this.....

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    I need harmonic anaylsis to this.....

    Hi guys back here again with another thread. I heard this chord progression in a song. It goes C major - Csus2 - C major then it goes C/E - F major - G sus4 - C sus2 - D dim - C major

    Heres my problem what is the harmonic analysis?

    Thank you for taking the time to view my thread

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    Since you've asked so many questions here, I've got one for you - once you're given some sequence of roman numerals about this progression, what will you do with that information from there?
    Last edited by walternewton; 02-20-2013 at 03:33 AM.

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    Walternewton, I will understand the chord progression that much better with the harmonic analysis. Please JonR or Color of Music I need your help with that chord progression. I need the harmonic analysis. Will you help me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwest2419 View Post
    Walternewton, I will understand the chord progression that much better with the harmonic analysis. Please JonR or Color of Music I need your help with that chord progression. I need the harmonic analysis. Will you help me?
    Can you explain what you mean by "I will understand the chord progression that much better"?

    I mean, what will you be able to do with that information that you can't by already knowing (hearing?...) the chords?

    Just wondering...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwest2419 View Post
    Hi guys back here again with another thread. I heard this chord progression in a song. It goes C major - Csus2 - C major then it goes C/E - F major - G sus4 - C sus2 - D dim - C major

    Heres my problem what is the harmonic analysis?

    Thank you for taking the time to view my thread
    C, Csus2. C/E = I
    F = IV
    Gsus4 = V
    Ddim? Do you mean Ddim7 (D F Ab Cb)? or a Ddim triad (D F Ab)?
    Either way - in this context - it's probably a sub for V, but a full Ddim7 would actually be better spelled Bdim7 (B D F Ab), a "leading tone chord" (vii) borrowed from the parallel minor (C minor). It resolves to C, same as G does; it's like a rootless G7b9.

    So - Bdim7 = viio

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    Thank you JonR. Your the best!

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    JonR I have this chord progression in the key of B. Here are the chords:

    B major - E major - F#major - G#/Ab major

    JonR what are the harmonic analysis to this chord progression?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwest2419 View Post
    JonR I have this chord progression in the key of B. Here are the chords:

    B major - E major - F#major - G#/Ab major

    JonR what are the harmonic analysis to this chord progression?
    Scale degrees - I-IV-V-VI or I-IV-V-V/ii. Ab Major won't fit; however, it will fit if the analysis was based on Cb Major as it would still be your VI (V/ii). Yet, given the context, the tonic is B. Like Walter, I ask, what's your purpose? Are you really trying to grasp the concept of harmonic analysis? If so, there's much more to it then naming chord from said scale degrees.

    Also, I mentioned earlier about closely related keys; therefore, there are perhaps at least two more analyses, I could write, but all of them will be based on context. Also, I've noticed you're sticking to the major key (and scale) alot. Are you not comfortable with it yet?

    The Harmonized Major scale: M-m-m-M-M-m-d
    The Harmonized (Natural) Minor scale: m-d-M-m-m-M-M
    The Harmonized Harmonic Minor scale: m-d-A-m-M(Dom7)-M-d - as you can see ii and vii are diminished, while III is augmented (Haha, dam! )

    Decide your context first, then start to figure it out, even if you turn out to be wrong; however, with no context whatsoever, there's no way to know if you're right or wrong.

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    Thanks Color of Music your the best!

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