Monday, May 21, 2012

The Minor Side of the Dominant Sound

   

    Here we will deal with dominant (V7) chords and use the melodic minor scale to color them.  For the purposes of this article, we will call attention to two different types of dominant chords:

    Type I:  A dominant (V7) chord that does not move to a chord which lies at the interval of a fifth below (or a fourth above) it

    Type II:  A dominant (V7) chord that does move to a chord which lies at the interval of a fifth below (or a fourth above) it