Category Archives: theory

Building diatonic chords (theory post)

This is an important concept that opened a lot of things up for me when I learned it. I’ve alluded to it in other posts, but it’s worth just laying out in one post that we can reference back to. “Diatonic” refers to the unaltered notes of a particular scale. For example, if you are […]

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Chord options (theory post)

I’ll just lay out my full understanding here. The basic chord palette is provided by the key and its associated key signature. If the key is G major, you know the tonic chord (G major) and that there is one sharp, F#, typical of the key. The primary notes you have to work with, then, […]

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