I am writing a piece from little licks I have from years, and I found what seems to me a really moody intro consisting of 3 "exotic" chords.
for context, I have no education in music theory, but I am really enthusiastic about it. If I speak nonsense below, please pardon me.
I love these chords and I would like to analyse them or find any progression with the same vibe because I would like to revisit this chord progression later in the piece
For the intro part, they resolve in a Gm (in a dorian scale) which I'll consider the I chord
The piece is modulated later (in Eb dorian/Db major) so I need transposable relations of these chords with this resolving Gm
here is the score (ignore the chords names in purple) :
this is what I found so far :
- the first chord : A D G C (F B) is just a stack of fourths in A minor.
it could be some kind of Am11
or using a slash, a... D7sus/A ?? is there any way to notate a stack of fourths ? if i was obliged to find the position of the chord, I would say II since the bass is A
but it could be V with the D as tonic.
- the second chord : Ab Eb G Bb (Db G)
is either a very complex Ab
or a simple Eb major triad over Ab bass (Eb/Ab), but in this case, how am I supposed to analyse it ? is it a bII or a VI ? I would go for a VI so far
- the last chord : G C Eb A (G Eb)
has the same problem,
either a complex G chord
or a Adim/G or more close a Cm6/G so this sounds like it's either announcement to the I chord with decoration or a II chord (Adim) or a IV chord (Cm)
After many tries and simplification I could sustitute these chords with this progression, with these transpositions (notice that the I becomes major in transpositions, sound better in the ear). I think I could play with that.
D7 Eb Cm6 -> Gm (intro) V bVI IVm -> I (relations) Bb7 Cb(B♮) Abm6 -> Eb (transposed) G7 Ab Fm -> C (transposed in C)
I find this sweet.
Am I doing this right ? did I miss something obvious ?