#1
If i'm in a minor key, for examples sake Eminor, and i play the chords E minor and C minor, how would I notate this using roman numerals?
i - vi? or i-bvi?
#3
Natural minor?? Em and C in natural minor i - III
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If i'm in a minor key, for examples sake Eminor, and i play the chords E minor and C minor, how would I notate this using roman numerals?
i - vi? or i-bvi?


Well you would always use the lower-case numerals for minor chords. Using the flat seems to be a matter of opinion. I myself use it--taking it to mean a minor or diminished interval--while others do not.

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Natural minor?? Em and C in natural minor i - III


No. E -> C is a minor sixth interval. Furthermore, the C chord in question was given as minor. It is a chromatic submediant.
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#5
Just to reiterate; Because i'm in a minor key, there is a minor sixth interval. Writing this in Roman Numerals, would I use iv, or biv? I'm not worried about key or tonality here haha.

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Well you would always use the lower-case numerals for minor chords. Using the flat seems to be a matter of opinion. I myself use it--taking it to mean a minor or diminished interval--while others do not.


So basically if i have a 'i' chord, it's established that i'm in a minor key, and it can be assumed that the sixth chord will be flattened to fit within that key?
#6
Lower case is minor. Upper case is major.

You say the song is in Em, therefore Em is i.

C is the 6th note in the E minor scale. You want a minor chord built off this C, so it is vi.

So Em - Cm in the key of Em is:

i - vi
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No. E -> C is a minor sixth interval. Furthermore, the C chord in question was given as minor. It is a chromatic submediant.


That's what happens when I'm up too late, thought it was C -> E lol I get the part about the chromatic submediant though.
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So basically if i have a 'i' chord, it's established that i'm in a minor key, and it can be assumed that the sixth chord will be flattened to fit within that key?


Yes, it may. Not everyone agrees on the 'preferred' way--I write flats even in a minor key context to eliminate possible confusion--but you can certainly write it this way.
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C is the 6th note in the E minor scale. You want a minor chord built off this C, so it is vi.

So Em - Cm in the key of Em is:

i - vi


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#10
Quote by greeneyegat
If i'm in a minor key, for examples sake Eminor, and i play the chords E minor and C minor, how would I notate this using roman numerals?
i - vi? or i-bvi?


You're just borrowing C minor from the parallel major. So i - vi is correct.

i - iio - III - iv - v - VI - VII - i

I - ii - iii - IV - V - vi - viio - I
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#11
C# minor is from the parralell major, and it isn't common for minor keys to borrow from major keys.

You write roman numerals in accordance to the key.

If it's in G minor, you don't write bIII to show Bb major, you write III.

So in E minor, a C minor chord would be shown as vi.