Exam ple 11 Secondary Dominant - Diminished Connections
Em7 For this exercise we explore the concept of secondary Dominant chords, where we essentially pre-empt select chords, or in the case every new
3 4 3
Σ chord in a sequence with its associated Dominant 7. We develop this idea further here by converting each Dominant 7 (R 3 5 b7) into a 7b9 (R 3 5 7 b9), or more accurately into its Diminished 7th cousin. This achieves a smooth
4 5 4 2 4 3 transition from chord to chord, with tons of semitone motion in the bass.