C Major Chord Progressions
In this lesson we explore the most common chord progressions in C Major including the 251 and the 36251. We start with the most basic 3-note voicings and then incorporate chord extensions and alterations to create a richer more sophisticated sound.
Extending the 251 Progression
We add the 6 chord into the 251 progression to create a cyclical 2516 progression. This can then be extended further to create the 35261 progression which utilises most of the diatonic 7th chords in the key of C Major.
Tritone Subs & Passing Chords
We finish by applying tritone substitution and passing chords to create more interesting harmonic pathways. The tritone relationship is a very useful device to unlock different chord colours and textures, particularly over dominant chords.
Extended & Altered Progressions File Type: pdf
251 Voice Leading Options File Type: pdf
Starting Positions on ii-7 Chord File Type: pdf
The 2516 Progression File Type: pdf
The 36251 Progression File Type: pdf
Tritone Subs & Passing Chords File Type: pdf