I'm trying to create a "universal key" to learn more about the harmony and to be able to practice it easily in every key. Below is the intro for 'Bridge over Troubled Water'.
Generally, I see the harmony as progressing two keys upward the circle of fifths and then back to the main key. Some comments about my thinking:
V7b9without the root.
IV6or an inversion of
II-7. But because
IV6seemed more appropriate. The bass can be seen as
I/V, a resolution of the previous chord.
- 4.1: At first I wasn't sure why 3.4 to 4.1 sounded so good, because
you're going from a tertiary dominant to the main subdominant. Then I realized that
V7resolves naturally to an F minor, and that's the relative minor of this chord.
My question is: is this analysis right? Any major errors, or minor ones?