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back cycling

Back Cycling

     This harmonic device is basically a method to create small chord progressions, or just one chord that will lead to a target chord. This technique implies that you consider first the target chord and then figure out what chord could be… Read More »Back Cycling

spice up your chord progressions with secondary dominants

Secondary Dominants

     Harmonic cadences are used to prepare and reinforce the tonic but other diatonic chords can also be reinforced. The dominant chord that exists in the tonality we are using is called a primary dominant.      But if you wish to emphasize… Read More »Secondary Dominants