#1
Hi here forum!
It's quite common to see a progression from C to Am past the x20010 chord which can have many names. Do we have a general concensus on what it is?

Some kind of Bm with flat 6 and flat 9th? A Cmaj9/B? An Em7b13? D9sus4/B? Anything else?

Thoughts?
#2
copperwreck
I'd definitely go with Cmaj9/B. That and Em7b13(/B) are the only ones which contain a complete 1 3 5 triad, and the Cmaj9 is a simpler form / the 9th extension comes before the b13. Or you could have Gmaj6add11/B I suppose.
Alternatively, better to use G/B x2003x or x20033 there to avoid confusion
#4
It's functioning as a G chord in x32010-chord-x02210 and the other way around, and the C and E may function as pedal tones, not necessarily part of the chord

I'd prefer
G6add11/B
#5
NeoMvsEu
Yeah, I'm liking that more now actually. As I remembered (or you reminded me) you don't need to state the maj in a 6 chord, plus it's like a substitute for the more common G/B used there.
#6
That's a good point! I think you've swayed me. But if it functions as a variation of G, it could be a variation of it's parallell minor as well, right?
(So it's either a progression of I -> V -> vi or it's I -> iii -> vi, kinda.)

Edit: relative minor! Not parallel
Last edited by copperwreck at Apr 14, 2017,
#7
Quote by copperwreck
That's a good point! I think you've swayed me. But if it functions as a variation of G, it could be a variation of it's parallell minor as well, right?
(So it's either a progression of I -> V -> vi or it's I -> iii -> vi, kinda.)
It would probably work better if the E were lower in the stack -> x22533 emphasizes the E more from the bass perspective (although there's stronger clash), also 77058(0)

Plus when going Am-chord-C ("the other way around"), it functions much more clearly as vi-V-I and not vi-iii-I

Notes gain more emphasis on the bass end, pretty much
#8
Quote by copperwreck
That's a good point! I think you've swayed me. But if it functions as a variation of G, it could be a variation of it's parallell minor as well, right?
(So it's either a progression of I -> V -> vi or it's I -> iii -> vi, kinda.)


It's never too early to get to know the difference between parallel and relative minors.
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#9
Quote by theogonia777
It's never too early to get to know the difference between parallel and relative minors.

Nor too late. I don't know why I confuse the two!

Thanks.