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robert
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Hey guys, just want to remind you that I'm here for you anytime if you have questions or looking for information regarding learning and improving.

Just let me know! Theory, chords, grooves, songs, technique, etc - keep the questions coming.

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Posted : November 16, 2019 09:21
Clayton
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OK, Since its Topical- that Epic Am blues has an E7 which is not consistent with harmonizing the Am.  What't the concept that allows for sticking in that tension?  Really works well, and I think I just saw the same on the chorus in Allman Brothers "Ain't wasting no more time."

I guess I asking how to know when to think outside the box for techniques.  

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Posted : November 16, 2019 09:47
robert
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The concept is secondary dominant. A secondary dominant is used to lead back to the 1 chord.

This is accomplished through creating a dominant chord a fifth above the chord of resolution; the old V-I(i) resolution. 

Secondary dominants can resolve to any chord, but the chord it's leading to is usually the new 1 chord. This could be a temporary key change, it's pretty common.

Did I explain that well enough?

I should try to make a video on this with some examples. 

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Posted : November 16, 2019 10:26
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Clayton
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Yeah, that was on the money, short and simple.  I was afraid it was going to be more of, "well, it just kinda works."    This does seem to be fairly common technique and it works really well.  Maybe a demo of some ways it manifests would be good.

Gracias!

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Posted : November 16, 2019 13:02
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