String Theory - Creating augmented climb progressions
From Guitar World November 2019
String Theory by Jimmy Brown
Creating augmented climb progressions
In this fourth and final installment on the augmented chord, Guitar World’s Jimmy Brown demonstrates some musically effective and appealing ways in which artists like Led Zeppelin, Eddie Money, Stevie Wonder, and others have used it to create ascending harmonic motion and a compelling, dramatic sound within a pedal-point progression, wherein the bass line stays rooted on the same note as other chord tones shift above it.