I wrote a small 2 bar progression in C major earlier this week.
The progression goes: Em7 F#m7 G7 C | Dm7 G7 C

Would I describe this F#m7 chord as being borrowed from Emajor/C#minor, or is there a better way to describe what it is?

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Well, a borrowed chord is a chord taken from the parallel key. This is not taken from a parallel key. F#m7 is not in C minor. This is a passing chord.


Technically, this is a borrowed chord because borrowed chords can also be taken from modes in the parallel key. You could take from Lydian and Locrian
Last edited by carnagereap666 at Jul 29, 2011,