#1
I was looking around for videos on add chords and sus chords and i found one with a peculiar chord progression. The progression goes D major--->Cadd9--->G major. What key would this be in? I don't see how it could be D because D major doesnt have a C major chord, it has a C# dim. C major has a D minor chord. G major has both a C and D major chord so this seems to be the key that would fit. It just doesn't sound like it resolves to G. Can someone offer an explanation? Here's the video: chord progression

Thanks
#3
Thats pretty much what I deduced as well. I guess this just goes to show that the chord the progression starts on doesn't necessarily dictate the key huh? Thanks for the help.
#5
It definitely resolves to the D major chord. The progression would seem to suggest D mixolydian.
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#6
Unlike Archeo here, I was too much of an ass (role reversal?) to check out the link, and if it resolves to D that would definatley suggest D Mixolydian as Archeo said.
#7
Quote by Archeo Avis
It definitely resolves to the D major chord. The progression would seem to suggest D mixolydian.
Mind explaining this? I see, feel, hear and know that it resolves on that G. It's called a plagal cadence.
#8
Quote by demonofthenight
Mind explaining this? I see, feel, hear and know that it resolves on that G. It's called a plagal cadence.


I know what a plagal cadence is, but (and this may just be the voicings I chose on the piano), the D note is present as the top extension on every chord, and seems to hammer in D as the root note better than G or C.
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#9
Quote by Archeo Avis
I know what a plagal cadence is, but (and this may just be the voicings I chose on the piano), the D note is present as the top extension on every chord, and seems to hammer in D as the root note better than G or C.
I did notice the droning D note, but I would have expected a C or a E to be in that G chord if it was D mixolydian. These notes lead well to D, at least better than G or B.