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Can you identify the chords of this common progr
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Ramar
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Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
« on: Aug
ust 25, 2008, 01:49:31 PM »

I have pretty g
ood understanding of music theory and chord names and voicings, but I was curiou
s about this common progression heard in Gospel:
Key of C (just to make it easy lol!!
LH/RH
G/EGC
F/DGB
E/EGC
D/AbDF
E/EGC
F/AbDF (I know this is Fm6)
G/EGC
What are the correct names of these chords???
What would this progression be known as??

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
« Reply #1
on: August 25, 2008, 04:33:40 PM »

For the most par
t they are simply slash chords...
C/G = CMaj over G in bass
G/F = GMaj over F or GMaj7

C/E = CMaj over E
Ddim
C/E
Ddim/F = same Ddim chord over F in bass (Fm6 would include the "C")
C/G
I don't often hear or play the first 3 chords this way...I usually would have se
en and heard it walk diatonically from A to G (root bass)
Either AMaj7 or Amin7 walkup to Ddim or Dmin
LH/RH
A/C-E-G = Am7
B/B-D-G = G/B
C/C-E-G = CM
Ddim

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
« Reply #2
on: August 25, 2008, 05:52:22 PM »

Quote from: Rama
r on August 25, 2008, 01:49:31 PMI have pretty good understanding of music theo
ry and chord names and voicings, but I was curious about this common progression
heard in Gospel:
Key of C (just to make it easy lol!!
LH/RH
G/EGC
F/DGB
E/EGC
D/AbDF
E/EGC
F/AbDF (I know this is Fm6)
G/EGC
What are the correct names of these chords???
What would this progression be known as??

O.K., cas already gave u the correct names of the chords. Let me just add on to
that D / Ab-D-F chord. To me this is chord is missing a note, C. If u were to
add in the C, then this chord would be a Dm7(b5) chord which u would hear more
often than the Ddim. So, it would look like this:
G / G-C-E
F / G-B-D
E / G-C-E
D / Ab-C-D-F *Dm7 (b5)
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F *Dm7 (b5)/F
(repeat)
This progression is found in a whole lot of gospel songs. I call it a 5-4-3-2-3
-4 progression. Usually when they use this progression, it is accompanied by so
me kind of 3-6 in the middle for a little variation. Example:
G
F
E
A

/
/
/
/

G-C-E
G-B-D
D-G-Bb *here's ur added 3, this is an Em7(b5)
Bb-Db-E-G or A / Db-F-G-C *here's ur added 6, chords are A7 (b9) & A7 #

5/#9
D / Ab-C-D-F
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F
There's a lot u could do with that, but that's just some quick ideas.

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
« Reply #3
on: August 25, 2008, 06:36:25 PM »

Quote from: cas1
0a on August 25, 2008, 04:33:40 PMFor the most part they are simply slash chords
...
C/G = CMaj over G in bass
G/F = GMaj over F or GMaj7
C/E = CMaj over E
Ddim
C/E
Ddim/F = same Ddim chord over F in bass (Fm6 would include the "C")

C/G
I don't often hear or play the first 3 chords this way...I usually would have se
en and heard it walk diatonically from A to G (root bass)
Either AMaj7 or Amin7 walkup to Ddim or Dmin
LH/RH
A/C-E-G = Am7
B/B-D-G = G/B
C/C-E-G = CM
Ddim
Quote from: T-Block on August 25, 2008, 05:52:22 PM
O.K., cas already gave u the correct names of the chords. Let me just add on to
that D / Ab-D-F chord. To me this is chord is missing a note, C. If u were to
add in the C, then this chord would be a Dm7(b5) chord which u would hear more
often than the Ddim. So, it would look like this:
G / G-C-E
F / G-B-D
E / G-C-E
D / Ab-C-D-F *Dm7 (b5)
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F *Dm7 (b5)/F
(repeat)
This progression is found in a whole lot of gospel songs. I call it a 5-4-3-2-3
-4 progression. Usually when they use this progression, it is accompanied by so
me kind of 3-6 in the middle for a little variation. Example:
G / G-C-E
F / G-B-D
E / D-G-Bb *here's ur added 3, this is an Em7(b5)
A / Bb-Db-E-G or A / Db-F-G-C *here's ur added 6, chords are A7 (b9) & A7 #
5/#9
D / Ab-C-D-F
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F
There's a lot u could do with that, but that's just some quick ideas.
Cas10a-YES!!!! I really, really, really, really appreciate this... Thank you very much
cas10a for giving me the correct names of the chords... you've done a very big f
avor for me... It was killing me that I didn't know what they were called... I w
as looking all over this site, but I didn't know the correct words to search for
, you've just expanded my knowlege a hundredfold, lol.
T-Block-Thank you for giving me the name of the progression.... I mean we hear this prog
ression so often (Example:Yolanda Adams-Battle Is The Lord's)... It's good to kn
ow that it has a name!!!
And yes the addition of the 3 {Em7(b5)} and the 6 (A7) make it sound SO MUCH bet
ter...
I appreciate it T-Block.... You've also unknowingly answered at least 5 other qu
estions that I was going to ask... Thanks Man!!
People like you two make this the BEST SITE IN THE WORLD for learning gospel mus
ic.

Y'all two are officially the Gospel Music Experts!!!

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
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on: August 25, 2008, 06:55:42 PM »

I'm just glad I
could be of assistance man.

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
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on: August 26, 2008, 08:01:59 AM »

Happy to see we
could be of help...

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Re: Can you identify the chords of this common progression in Gospel?
« Reply #6
on: August 26, 2008, 08:20:53 AM »

Quote from: Rama
r on August 25, 2008, 06:36:25 PMCas10a-YES!!!! I really, really, really, really appreciate this... Thank you very much
cas10a for giving me the correct names of the chords... you've done a very big f
avor for me... It was killing me that I didn't know what they were called... I w
as looking all over this site, but I didn't know the correct words to search for
, you've just expanded my knowlege a hundredfold, lol.
T-Block-Thank you for giving me the name of the progression.... I mean we hear this prog
ression so often (Example:Yolanda Adams-Battle Is The Lord's)... It's good to kn
ow that it has a name!!!
And yes the addition of the 3 {Em7(b5)} and the 6 (A7) make it sound SO MUCH bet
ter...
I appreciate it T-Block.... You've also unknowingly answered at least 5 other qu
estions that I was going to ask... Thanks Man!!
People like you two make this the BEST SITE IN THE WORLD for learning gospel mus
ic.
Y'all two are officially the Gospel Music Experts!!!
AMEN!!!!!!

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