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D major in a C major Chord progression?

on this site It gives a chord progression in C major by default(C G Am F), and I'm interested in one of the "Alternatives" it offers for the progression: G,D,Em,C the progression is also quoted in ...
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What does the chord notation X/Y ("slash chord") mean?

Questions about slash chords are frequent enough that this question was created to answer the general concerns as well as link to related or more specific questions on the topic. Chords notated like ...
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How do I interpret this chord progression chart?

I stumbled across this and I'm pretty sure it came from some harmony book or textbook as they usually do (and if anyone knows which one, please tell). Could anyone give me any insights on how to ...
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Roman numeral slash notation meaning and function? (V/iii)

When trying to find the function of the B major chord in C major I found that it was listed as a "V/iii" chord in this online calculator. I have never seen this before and don't know what ...
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Why the chord on the third degree is major in this progression?

I came across with this video The chords are E - G♯ - C♯m - B My question is: why is G♯ a major chord in this progression? I thought that since ...
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Which roman numeral should I use for F# diminished chord in the key F Major?

In the key of F major, what roman numeral is the F# A C chord? I know it is a diminished chord. It is going from a F to F#dim to Gm7
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How is a secondary dominant used for modulation?

In the Reddit FAQ question How are 7th Chords Used?, the following explanation appears: Dominant 7th chords are also useful in modulation as secondary dominants - the addition of the seventh will ...
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What does this arrow mean in the chord annotations?

What does the arrow (which I've highlighted) mean?
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Rules for naming borrowed chords in Roman numeral analysis

I don't seem to find an extensive resource on how to name out of scale chords in Roman numeral analysis. E.g., let's look at this piece from "All imperfect things" of Michael Nyman: I'm ...
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What are some techniques to alter a repeated phrase

I'm working in composing several times a week using my musical imagination and computer software. In the piece I'm working now I show the melody I created. For the next section, where I repeat the ...
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Tonicisation of Secondary Dominant in D Minor

Okay, so I'm basically just hoping someone can tell me if I'm on the right or wrong track here. I have to implement the technique described in the title in a piece I've written for an assessment. In ...
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Chord progressions and key

I'm trying to deconstruct a song written in CMin (according to a website). I know how to find the notes within a key and have been able to transcribe a few lead riffs but the chords seem weird to me; ...
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Chord that pulls from the I to the V?

I've been playing Angel Band by Ralph Stanley a lot recently. The verse ends on the I chord and the chorus starts on the V. I'd love to find a good transition chord between the two, something that ...
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How to read Bach's Prelude C#?

The Prelude in C# major (BWV 848) with 7 sharps looks quite difficult for reading. Is there an easier way to decipher and analyse this piece and understand what's happening, especially the secondary ...
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What's going on functionally/structurally in these four bars of Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto?

From Rachmaninoff's 3rd piano concerto 1st movement 2nd subject: I've been trying to understand what's going on structurally in this passage but I'm having trouble figuring out what's going on. In ...
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