EXAMPLE4 CoMPARInG I-IV-V-I tRIADS In MAJoR AnD MInoR
Let’s compare the diatonic chords of C major and C minor by playing a simple I-IV-V-I progression in each. Note how all the chords in the C Major progression are major, and all in the C Minor progression are minor.
Now let’s compare the 7th chords of C Major and C Minor, again with a simple I-IV-V-I progression. Hearing, understanding and being able to play progressions like these in the two parallel keys opens up a world of musical understanding.