Post by voodooblues on Oct 14, 2013 19:40:57 GMT -6
I have a couple of questions about the Alternate Turnarounds shown in the Chords and Progressions section of Lesson #11.
Let's assume all the turnarounds are in the key of C.
1. The second and third turnarounds are calling out vi7 and VI7 respectively as the second chord in the turnaround. Referring back to the C Natural Minor Scale in the Scale Theory section, the sixth note (VI) in the scale is Ab however looking at the chord charts shown and assuming that the arrow is pointing at the 8th fret (key of C), the chords shown are Am7 & A7 not Abm7 & Ab7, ie the chord shown is at the 5th fret. Shouldn't the chord be shown at the 4th fret?
2. In the last turnaround, is the arrow shown for the first chord chart pointing to the correct fret? As shown it is pointing one fret higher than all the other turnarounds. Again assuming the turnaround is in the key of C then the arrow is pointing at the 9th fret (C#). The other chord charts in the turnaround are therefore showing E, Eb & D. However, the III, II & bII chords in the C Natural Minor Scale are Eb, D & Db which matches the chords called out above the chord charts.
3. The second chord in the last turnaround is called out as bIII7. The III in the C Natural Minor Scale is Eb, so bIII would be D correct?
Sorry if my questions are a little confusing but I've been scratching my head over this all week!
First, the chord progressions you would use with the turnarounds in chapter 11 are dominant 12-bar progressions. That means that you use dominant 7th chords (in the key of C - C7, F7 and G7 for the I, IV and V). While you do use the minor pentatonic scale over those chords, the key is not minor. In general, the names we give the chords in all modes (I, IV, V vi, iii, etc) are all in relation to the major key. So in a minor key, you would have a bIII and bVI chord, because the the scale has b3 and b6 scale degrees. This is also why the bIII in the last turnaround in C is Eb (E natural is the III chord of the major and dominant keys), which you mention in your last question.
The arrow in first diagram of the last turnaround should be one fret lower, pointing to the fret that is barred. It's an error.