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Rick Beato puts up a whiteboard chart that is well worth understanding for all the chords that could be available to make up the majority of chord progressions you will hear. Each chord from the ii to the vi in a major key has a “secondary dominant” chord, a major or dominant chord a fifth above. The major third of the secondary dominant chord will always be a semi-tone below the tonic of the chord it relates to. This “voice leading” creates a strong pull in the progression. (The I chord of the key has it’s own dominant within the key). The diatonic chords in minor key starting on the same tonic (the parallel minor Key) fill out the palette. The variety of available chords derived from this chart is amazing.
One example of a beautiful chord progression he plays, using a borrowed chord from the parallel minor, is a I, v, IV, I.
Hoping this will help members understand where some of Brian’s progressions may come from.
There are many other ways that chord substitutions are derived, and of course, you can use extensions of these chords, but this is a good preliminary place to start.
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