chord progressions

I can't figure out the chord progressions used in the Hal Leonard EZ Play books for piano. The progressions do not follow standard patterns. Help!

Thanks, Marsha

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Can you give an example?

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Here are the chords to "Love Is Here To Stay" G,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,G,C,D7,Gm,C,F,Bb,Gm.A,Dm,G,Gm,C7,g,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,Eb7,D7,G7,C7,D7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,Bb,G,F,Gm,C7,F Hope you can give me an answer as to the key and chord progessions used.

Thanks, Marsha

Apr 23, 2016
mtrotter1926
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Here are the chords to "Love Is Here To Stay" G,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,G,C,D7,Gm,C,F,Bb,Gm.A,Dm,G,Gm,C7,g,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,Eb7,D7,G7,C7,D7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,Bb,G,F,Gm,C7,F Hope you can give me an answer as to the key and chord progessions used.

Thanks, Marsha

Apr 23, 2016
mtrotter1926
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Here are the chords to "Love Is Here To Stay" G,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,G,C,D7,Gm,C,F,Bb,Gm.A,Dm,G,Gm,C7,g,Gm,C7,F,Dm,G7,Gm,Eb7,D7,G7,C7,D7,Gm,C7,Eb,D7,Bb,G,F,Gm,C7,F Hope you can give me an answer as to the key and chord progessions used.

Thanks, Marsha

Apr 23, 2016
mtrotter1926
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Love Is Here To Stay is a jazz tune written by Ira and George Gershwin.

Those chords come from the Key of F Major.

The following chords you listed in this song come from the F Major Scale: F, Gm, C, C7, Dm.

Sub-Dominant Chords are dominant(V) chords built from the other scale degrees(other than I) of the songs' Key(F Major). They are found in II-V or II-V-I chord progressions with or without the II Chord or the I Chord. The following chords you listed in this song are Sub-Dominant Chords:

  • D7 - V7 of II(G)
  • G, G7 - V7 of V(C)
  • A - V7 of VI(D)
  • Eb, Eb7 is the Tritone-Sub of A7 (V7 of VI)

The Dominant Chords can also be replaced by another dominant chord(called chord substitution) a tritone(augmented 4th) interval away. The Eb or Eb7 is the Tritone-Substitution(tritone-sub for short) for A7 which is a Sub-Dominant Chord(V7 of VI).

The other chord you mentioned above is the Bb major chord which is probably a Bb7 chord and is the tritone-sub of E7 which is a Sub-Dominant Chord(V7 of III(A)).

Hope this helps :)

Sep 18, 2016
theorymonster2

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