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Would anyone be able to help name this progression?

There's no name for this progression, but there is a name for the harmonic concept that it demonstrates. These three chords point towards G major. And in G major, the seventh chord built on C is Cmaj7....
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Melodic Fragments and Idioms

In this pedagogical approach, these harmonic idioms are taught as common building blocks that will aid both a) your aural comprehension of common-practice music, as well as b) your ability to ...
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Would anyone be able to help name this progression?

It's a variation of the stock ii-V-I progression that underpins so much popular music. If it ends a phrase, the last two chords form a perfect cadence (or whatever people call a V-I cadence in your ...
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Lydian mode alleviates the clashing between the (M3) & (P4), but creates just as much between the (#4) & (5)?

The main reason for choosing the Lydian over the Ionian mode when soloing is if you want to use the 4th degree of the Lydian scale as a target note. There is absolutely nothing wrong with soloing ...
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bVI Root Substitution

I recently saw it being used in the context of a ii - V - I to delay the final resolve of a song. Specifically the following: || A7#11(13) Amin9 | C/D D7b9 | EbMaj7♯11(13) || I suppose you're asking ...
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bVI Root Substitution

It can operate in three ways: As a deceptive cadence, but using bVI from the parallel minor rather than the native vi. As a subdominant substitution. This is the case in the given bVI - bVII - I ...
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Lydian mode alleviates the clashing between the (M3) & (P4), but creates just as much between the (#4) & (5)?

The clash between 3 and 4 is generally perceived as harsher than the clash between the clash between #4 and 5. The reason for this perception is speculation, as best, but three reasonable ...
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Melodic Fragments and Idioms

The examples of harmonic idioms above are indicative of the sorts of melodic fragments you've asked about. I'd only remind you that each melodic fragment can be harmonized in additional ways. And I ...

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