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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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Can I use two minor scales in the same song? [duplicate]

I've been composing a song, using the chord progression Am - G#° - Dm7/A - E (i - VII - iv - V), that is using the Harmonic minor scale. The song has some melodies, that appear in different parts. The ...
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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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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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Are all 3 minor scales really just one minor scale? [duplicate]

In most contemporary songs in minor keys that I analyze and try to learn from it seems that there are no real rules as to how composers choose chords and melodies from the 3 minor scales. It seems ...
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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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What are the capitalized roman numerals in a minor key [duplicate]

I've heard that for major scales, the capital letters are always I, IV, and V. What are they for minor scales?
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Where can I find a formula chord chart for minor keys? [duplicate]

Where can I find a formula chord chart for minor keys? All the ones I see in Google images are for major keys. How come?
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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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Minor Harmony doubts [duplicate]

I've tried written a little chorale in four parts using minor harmony (Bb minor). Established that for sure I have done several harmonic errors in terms of parts motion in the sense of traditional ...
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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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