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Light Rock in G Major


This week’s backing track is a light rock in G major. The verse is centered around a D mixolydian, which is the 5th position of the key of G, and transitions into G major in the chorus. Because the D is the tonal center of our verse, I use an A major chord in the middle (listen for the drum fill) of the verse to give the song a strong movement to the D chord. This is an example of how using chords that are not in the parent key can add different emotions or feel, in this case an edgier sounding chord progression.


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