Diatonic chords in C major and A minor – homework

If in need of a brief reminder as to what the four basic chord types are then click HERE. If you’ve got that but would like a refresher on DIATONIC HARMONY, then click HERE.

Here are a couple of sheets with diatonic (within the key) chords in the keys of C major and it’s relative minor key A minor. Use these for today’s task (to be completed as homework) to create two contrasting chord sequences for a verse and chorus of a song. The song can be in any style/genre.

  • create a simple drum groove – one or two bars – this can then be looped as a backing and to create a feel for the song
  • now create a chord sequence in either C major or A minor – use any harmony instrument or guitar
  • add a bassline for the sequence
  • repeat the above chord process to create a contrasting chorus section

CHORDS IN C MAJOR

CHORDS IN A MINOR

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