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Some ways to modulate NOT TRANSPOSE!! LOL!
« on: September 26, 2005, 02:17:43 PM »
Here's some examples to modulate keys

From C to C#
C G / C chord
Bb Ab / C chord
Ab Eb / F# chord
C E Bb / Ab chord
C# Ab / C# chord

From C to D
C G / C chord
Bb Ab / C chord
A E / G chord
C# F B / A chord
D A / D chord

From C to E
C G / C chord
Bb Ab / C chord
B F# / A chord
Eb G C# / B chord
E A / E chord

HOPE THIS MAKES SENSE....THE TRICK IS
C G / C - that your I chord
Bb Ab / C - dom7th on the LH

Now the next chord....u can do either (from these 3 examples) just playin the 2 of the key u want to go to!!!

So let's use numbers..using Major scale
half key...
LH / RH
1 / 1 CHORD
dom7th / 1 CHORD
NOW WE GOING TO THE HALF KEY....SO USE THE MAJOR SCALE OF WHATEVER THE HALF KEY IS
2 / 4 CHORD
5 / 5 CHORD
1 / 1 CHORD

whole key...
LH / RH
1 / 1 CHORD
dom7th / 1 CHORD
NOW WE GOING TO THE WHOLE KEY....SO USE THE MAJOR SCALE OF WHATEVER THE WHOLE KEY IS
2 / 4 CHORD
5 / 5 CHORD
1 / 1 CHORD

Major 3rd key...
LH / RH
1 / 1 CHORD
dom7th / 1 CHORD
NOW WE GOING TO THE MAJOR 3RD KEY....SO USE THE MAJOR SCALE OF WHATEVER THE MAJOR 3RD KEY IS
2 / 4 CHORD
5 / 5 CHORD
1 / 1 CHORD

SEE THE PATTERN?? I HOPE THIS HELP YA IN SOME WAY....
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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2005, 02:57:09 PM »
Try this modulation from C to Db:

C G Bb / B C E G
D A C / B C Eb G
Db Ab B / C Db F Ab

In other words, the progression is:

Cmaj7 (with Bb in the bass for spice)
D13
Dbmaj7 (with B in the bass for spice)

The trick is getting to the fifth of the key to which youíre modulating. Here Ab7 is the fifth of Dbmaj7. Iím using D13 as a tritone substitute for Ab7.

If you place your fingers as I wrote at the top, your fingers wonít move around too much. Try it out and let me know what you think! Iím experimenting.

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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2005, 03:32:31 PM »
Quote from: playhear
Try this modulation from C to Db:

C G Bb / B C E G
D A C / B C Eb G
Db Ab B / C Db F Ab

In other words, the progression is:

Cmaj7 (with Bb in the bass for spice)
D13
Dbmaj7 (with B in the bass for spice)

The trick is getting to the fifth of the key to which youíre modulating. Here Ab7 is the fifth of Dbmaj7. Iím using D13 as a tritone substitute for Ab7.

If you place your fingers as I wrote at the top, your fingers wonít move around too much. Try it out and let me know what you think! Iím experimenting.


I made a HUGE typo, sorry. The post should read:

Try this modulation from C to Db:

C G Bb / B C E G
D A C / B C E F#
Db Ab B / C Db F Ab

In other words, the progression is:

Cmaj7 (with Bb in the bass for spice)
D13
Dbmaj7 (with B in the bass for spice)

The trick is getting to the fifth of the key to which youíre modulating. Here Ab7 is the fifth of Dbmaj7. Iím using D13 as a tritone substitute for Ab7.

If you place your fingers as I wrote at the top, your fingers wonít move around too much. Try it out and let me know what you think! Iím experimenting.

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« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2005, 09:33:46 AM »
I also do it that way.....I am one of them people that LOVES to move around the board but thanks for the info! :D
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« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2005, 12:11:20 PM »
A very simple technique for modulation is just play the 4 chord of the key u want to go to with the 5 of the new key in the bass.  This way u can go to any key from any key.  Here are some examples:

From C to Db:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
Ab / Gb-Bb-Db (modulation chord)
Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (new key chord)

From C to E:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
B / A-C#-E (modulation chord)
E / F#-G#-B-E (new key chord)

From C to B:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
F# / E-G#-B (modulation chord)
B / C#-D#-F#-B (new key chord)

From C to Ab:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
Eb / Db-F-Ab (modulation chord)
Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (new key chord)

I know that might be too simple for yall advanced people, but this what i use and it works great for me.  I find that keeping stuff simple is a great way to go.
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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2005, 01:25:22 PM »
Quote from: T-Block
A very simple technique for modulation is just play the 4 chord of the key u want to go to with the 5 of the new key in the bass.  This way u can go to any key from any key.  Here are some examples:

From C to Db:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
Ab / Gb-Bb-Db (modulation chord)
Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (new key chord)

From C to E:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
B / A-C#-E (modulation chord)
E / F#-G#-B-E (new key chord)

From C to B:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
F# / E-G#-B (modulation chord)
B / C#-D#-F#-B (new key chord)

From C to Ab:

C / C-D-E-G (starting key chord)
Eb / Db-F-Ab (modulation chord)
Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (new key chord)

I know that might be too simple for yall advanced people, but this what i use and it works great for me.  I find that keeping stuff simple is a great way to go.



T-Block, I wish you were here or I was there so that I could give you a high five, bro!! thanks, for the simplicity.
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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2005, 04:41:23 PM »
I like that too T-Dub! :D  :D
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