I was transcribing a jpop song when I came across this chord progression:
Bb | C Bb | Am | F#dim |
C# | C# | C | C |
F#m7b5 | B | E | .....
I think the song changes from D major to D minor in this part, starting from the the first Bb chord. It then changes to E major after the last B chord.
I'm confused about the usage of C#, C and F#m7b5 in the progression. They don't seem to be in the key of Dmaj, Dmin nor Emaj. Furthermore, While the F#m7b5-B-E progression is similar to a II-V-I cadence, I don't understand why the fifth of F#m7b5 has to be flat.