Chord Progression of the Month #7
Layla by Eric Clapton
begining riff from D Minor Pentatonic
then D5 C5 Bb5 C5 D5 chords puts the whole intro in D Natural Minor (F Major)
other lead phrases are based on this pattern at the 10th fret
The verses move down one semitone to C# Natural Minor (E Major)
except for C and D.
They are from E Natural Minor aiming for E.
See my last newsletter and Hero.
Fills here could use E Major Pentatonic
(see my Major Pentatonic Phrase charts for more info)
or C# Natural Minor(E Major Scale)
notice this shape is based around the 9th fret
it's where C#m7 can be played.
This makes the pattern sound like C# Natural Minor
intro/chorus.............. D Natural Minor ( uses chords and solos from F Major scale)
verses.....................C# Natural Minor ( uses chords and solos from E Major scale)
proving that individual parts of songs , like verses choruses intros etc etc , don't need to be related.
they can be just bolted together.
If you like the sound of direct modulation.............. this is it.
next month's chord progression
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