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The Glossary of Segmented Progressions included in the book is an exhaustive reference of starter progressions for creative exploration:

The Glossary of Segmented Progressions

Using the charts select a key, and a scale or mode. Then, reading across, translate the Roman numerals into progressions, for example:

1. Key of C Major:

C Em7 Am Dm7 G

2. A Lydian:

B7 E7 A F#m7 E

Finally, resolve the progression to the tonic harmony.

Music Glossary

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"The Glossary of Harmonic Resources" by Robert Hepburn is a reference work for professional musicians, composers, artists, and serious students dealing with chords and chord progressions. The glossary includes the following features: the charted chord functions of 450 scales, 774 segmented progressions, how to write chord progressions, a glossary of 131 chord types, how to write chords, a glossary of 30 scale types, how to write scales, functional chord-scale relationships, how to write modes for instrumental improvisation, transposition, and a specical section on the Blues.

Other areas of reference and instruction are cycles of modulation, diatonic cycles, scales, modes, intervals, and key signatures.

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C Major

C Major

C Major

C Major

C Minor

C Minor

C Minor

C Minor

A Major

A Major

A Major

A Major

A Minor

A Minor

A Minor

A Minor

 

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Start with a major scale and lower the 7th note, and you are in the Mixolydian Mode. Search the C Major charts in the accordion to find the chords derived from the C Mixolydian Mode.

Dorian Mode

A Dorian Mode

Start with a pure minor scale and raise the sixth note, and you are in the Dorian Mode. Search the A Minor charts in the accordion to find the chords derived from the A Dorian Mode.

Phrygian Mode

A Phrygian Mode

Start with a pure minor scale and lower the second note, and you are in the Phrygian Mode. Search the A Minor charts in the accordion to find the chords derived from the A Phrygian Mode.