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V chord becoming 7th? minor key [duplicate]

Im analyzing a song that is in the key of e minor. And the chords for the song are: Em B7 Am Now, I'm no expert but from my theory I learnt a while back for a minor key the chords are: Minor- dim -...
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Minor key and its chords [duplicate]

I am trying to learn the scales and its relative chords. I am confused with Minor scale. Lets take A minor key for an example. A minor key has following notes: A B C D E F G and its relative chords ...
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Rules For Using Chords In Minor Scales [duplicate]

I find that when I'm creating a chord progression from the harmonic minor scale that using all of its native chords sound weird. I'm specifically talking about the III augmented chord. Using III as a ...
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How is harmonic and melodic minor scales written? Eg. C means C major, C m means C minor [duplicate]

Is melodic and harmonic minor scales referred to in any song as a scale? How are they represented e.g C means C major scale and Cm means C minor scale. In this way how will you say if a composition is ...
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can natural, harmonic and melodic minor (melodically and harmonically) be used together? [duplicate]

can the natural, melodic and harmonic minor be used all together in the same phrasing regarding the melody and the harmony? so if I ascend in natural minor can i descend in harmonic minor.and why can'...
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Why “Chan chan” has the A chord? [duplicate]

How come "Chan Chan" by "Buena Vista Social Club" uses the A chord, since it's in D minor? Shouldn't the chord progression be Dm Edim F Gm A Bb C? Or, put another way, is there a key that has the ...
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Harmonic/Melodic Minor in Keys? [duplicate]

How does one find the key to a scale like harmonic minor, or is out of key?
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Is F Lydian mode in the “key” of C Major?

In most cases (if not all), a piece of music without sharps or flats in the key signature, would be considered in the key of C major or A minor. This question assumes the context of Western Music ...
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Why are both D and D# fitting into my E minor key?

I tried to look around for an answer to this problem but don't know how to ask the proper question in a search engine. I've been working on a song and realized recently that while I had been working ...
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Why do the notes of Melodic-Minor Scale change when you play it in descending order?

Okay I'll admit, I don't know everything about music theory but I was pretty sure that any given diatonic (7 note) scale contained particular notes that defined the scale and were unique to the scale ...
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What does the roman numeral notation mean for this borrowed chord?

I am working my way through Asturias (Leyenda) in E minor for classical guitar. I believe the arrangement is based on the one by Segovia. I am using this sheet music, and comparing it to the tablature ...
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What makes a chord minor, major or diminished? [duplicate]

I've started learning music theory bit by bit but there's something that I can't quite figure out. I know that when you're in a certain key, the first is major, the second and third are minor, the ...
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What scale are the chords Em A C D in?

I've been trying to work out what scale a song with chords Em A C D is in. The major chords A, C, D are never together in any scale. If C and D are there it would suggest the key is G but then the A ...
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Do songs written in certain modes not have keys?

Up until recently I thought that if a song was written in a mode with a major 3rd, then it was in a major key, and if it was in a mode with a minor 3rd, then it was in a minor key. But I read an ...
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Modulating between minor keys

I wanted to change keys from A minor to B minor. Tried ii-V-i progression (through F# major chord on the way up) but the transition did not sound smooth. Tried Em-F#m- Bm which sounds slightly better ...

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