#1
What do I do if the tonic chord isn't regular.
A standard progression is I IV V I.
For G it'd be GCDG.
What about chords like G minor or Fmaj7?
Moreover what is done if the progression is like I IV Vmaj7 I?
Edit: Oops, I meant to type I IVmaj7 V I not that other one.
Last edited by Zombiechao at Oct 9, 2009,
#2
In a minor key the dominant chord is very often borrowed from the harmonic minor making it i-iv-V in that progression, and I don't know about putting a maj7 in the dominant. If it is diatonic, then it would be a dominant 7 chord. If it is, then it is the same as a regular progression.
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#4
Please explain what you mean by "What do I do?"

You play the chord.
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#5
Are you talking about with improvising/writing a melody? Or actually playing the chord progression?
#6
For a major 7th tonic, you change nothing.

For a minor tonic, look at it this way. In C, you have C Dm Em F G Am B°. In Am, you have Am B° C Dm Em F G.
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#7
If nothing changes for a major 7th tonic but things do change for a minor tonic what other tonics change things?
#8
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If nothing changes for a major 7th tonic but things do change for a minor tonic what other tonics change things?

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#9
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If nothing changes for a major 7th tonic but things do change for a minor tonic what other tonics change things?

What "changes" is only regarding the key.

F major is in the key of... F major. F major seven is in this key as well. or f major 9, etc.

F minor is in a totally different key, so it needs to be thought of differently. F minor 7 is also in this key, etc.

The other ones that would technically "change" things would be diminished or augmented chords, but they are seen fairly rarely.
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#11
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Now I just need to find out how to use diminished and augmented chords as tonics.
You could do that I suppose, but I've never seen it done. To create some tension, you might play a G(#5) in the key of G, but the tonic isn't an augmented chord.