#1
Hi

Well I know abou I IV V with regards to maj chord

But how does it work with minor chords

Say startining with Em

Thanks
#5
I'm kind of confused. I've been trying to study more theory, but wouldn't the B minor actually be a B major since the 5th scale degree of a minor key is major?
#6
Quote by yenkosc
I'm kind of confused. I've been trying to study more theory, but wouldn't the B minor actually be a B major since the 5th scale degree of a minor key is major?

It can be. In Minor keys it doesn't have to be. If you want it to be completely diatonic it should be minor. We like to raise the third and make it a major chord because that gives us a more resolute leading tone.
#7
Quote by DiminishedFifth
It can be. In Minor keys it doesn't have to be. If you want it to be completely diatonic it should be minor. We like to raise the third and make it a major chord because that gives us a more resolute leading tone.


And that is where the harmonic minor scale comes from, right?
#9
Actually, I confused myself. The fifth scale degree is minor not major, right?

Doesn't it go:
i - Minor
iio - Diminished
III - Major
iv - Minor
v - Minor
VI - Major
VII - Major

I just want to be sure so I don't teach myself the wrong stuff.
#10
Quote by yenkosc
Actually, I confused myself. The fifth scale degree is minor not major, right?

Doesn't it go:
i - Minor
iio - Diminished
III - Major
iv - Minor
v - Minor
VI - Major
VII - Major

I just want to be sure so I don't teach myself the wrong stuff.

You've got it.