Minor Key Introductions
In this lesson we look at creating introductions for tunes in minor keys. Although working on material in a minor key is fundamentally the same as working in major, somehow we tend to be more comfortable in major keys.
We will use the Sigmund Romberg tune Softly As In A Morning Sunrise as an example.
Options For Creating Introductions
The same guidelines apply for all introductions, whether we are in a major or minor key. We can always play the last 4 or 8 bars of the tune, and another less common but still very effective approach is to play the bridge.
We can also cycle through a 1-6-2-5 progression and use secondary dominants and passing chords to add more flavour.
Other options include using pedals or even creating our own chord progressions that lead us back to the top of the tune.
Minor Key Introductions Lesson Notation File Type: pdf