#1
Are the chords of a key the same as the chords of the key's relative minor? For example, are the chords in the key of C major the same chords that are in the key of A minor?

I know how to figure out what chords are in what key based on the major scale, but when you're in a minor key, is it based on minor scales? Help please!
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#3
They are technically the same. However, if you are just going to play them in order beginning on the 5th, they are going to have a tendency to want to resolve to the relative major.
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#4
Yes, the diatonic chords will be the same but minor keys make more use of out of key chords. The harmonic minor V7 and vii°7 are often used to make resolution stronger.
#5
Quote by Eirien
Yes, the diatonic chords will be the same but minor keys make more use of out of key chords. The harmonic minor V7 and vii°7 are often used to make resolution stronger
philipp122, I'll expand on what Eirien said.

The chords in C major are C Dm Em F G Am Bdim
The chords in A minor are Am Bdim C Dm Em F G
Same chords

However, for greater resolution to Am (i), E or E7 (V or V7) is often used instead of Em (v), and G#dim7 (viidim7) is often used as well.
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#6
Thanks so much guys! You have no idea how much you just helped me out. I really needed this info lol.

I messed around with Ænimus Prime's and Eirien's advice and I really see where you're coming from. Thanks a TON for the help.
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