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a major and a minor scale is the sequence of whole and half steps dictated by the mode.
A Position Major & Minor Scales
F Position Major & Minor Scales
D Position Major & Minor Scales
Chord Patterns
Because scales and chords are tied to the chromatic scale our chord forms fall into patterns that follow the I-IV-V progression.
Example One
In this example we have three combinations of chords with three chords in each group.
F-Bb-C is the I-IV-V progression in the key of F.
G-C-D is the I-IV-V progression in the key of G.
A-D-E is the I-IV-V progression in the key of E.
Now look at the three groups. We have an F position chord followed by two A position chords in a pattern.






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