String Theory - More chord-borrowing options from a parallel minor key

Published on 16 December 2019 by GuitarEuroMedia Category Tag

From Guitar World January 2020
String Theory by Jimmy Brown
Continuing our look at interesting, effective ways in which songwriters have borrowed a chord from a major key’s parallel minor, such as the often-used “IV – iv – I” (four major, to four minor, to one major) move we looked at last time, Guitar World’s Jimmy Brown references additional examples of this practice from a few songs from well known artists including the Beatles, Boston, and Elton John. These songs beautifully illustrate some less common but equally appealing chord-borrowing options and variations.

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