Analyzing the Chords from George Harrison's "Something" - Perfect Progressions #2 by Signals Music Studio   4 weeks ago

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Chord Chart PDF at my Patreon: This is the second chord analysis video I've done, the first being Bruno Mars' "When I Was Your Man", which was also conveniently in C and contains many similar elements to this progression. One bit of music theory and composition I forgot to mention in this video is the lovely movements that occur within the Eb-G/D-C change. In addition to the borrowed chord interpretation, there is a lot analyze just with the moving voices. The beginning of this song is essentially the bass playing down the notes of the C Minor scale beginning from the 4th (F, Eb, D, C), yet our song is firmly in the key of C Major. In addition, the change from Eb to G/D gives nice contrary motion, with the high Eb resolving down a halfstep to D, while Bb resolves upward a halfstep to B, before the conclusion to C Major.

If you're rusty on your theory, here are the videos you would need to know in order to make sense of this video-
Diatonic Major Chords:
Diatonic Minor Chords:
Secondary Dominants:
Borrowed Chords:

Here's the PDF for reharmonizing line cliche's courtesy of Berkelee:

The Kokomo video I mentioned:

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