A handy guide for using borrowed chords in parallel scales and modes, to make your chord progressions more refreshing and unpredictable.
Tag: major scale
It’s not hard to break out of predictable chord patterns with a new mindset on harmony, and a bit of easy help from secondary dominants, too.
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