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Improvising Using Your Current Piece (4)

Improvising with two alternating chords chosen from your current piece

The given examples are from Christian Petzold’s Minuet in G (formerly thought to be by J.S.Bach) and June Armstrong’s Sea Anemone. Here is the first half of Christian Petzold’s Minuet in G: First, as usual, work out your key. Then work out the three primary chords, Chords I, IV and V(7), and play them in root position and the usual piano friendly positions and inversions shown: Now, bearing in mind your primary chords, analyse the chord progression in the first four bars of the Minuet. Expect to see...

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