Chord Change Formula 6: so-la or 56 Method

Rockmaster Chord Change Formula 6: so-la or 56 Method

How to use the Rockmaster  or so-la or 56 Method to change chords

Chord Change Formula 6: so-la or 56 Method

All diatonic chords contain so or la (5 6)
You can use these two notes as a guide in chord changing.
If there are non-diatonic chords, the b5 or #5 may also be present.

CDEFGABC
DFBBdimVII
CEAAmVI
DGBGV
CFAFIV
EGBEmIII
DFADmII
CEGCI
CDEFGABC
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* The Bdim will be used as a triad substitution for the G7 chord with the G in the bass.

Example in C

Chord Change Formula 6

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Example in Bb

BbCDEbFGABb
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Formula 6 F2

Formula 6 F3

Formula 6 F4

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Example in G

GABCDEF#G
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Formula 6 F5

Formula 6 F6

Formula 6 F7

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Chord Changing Methods

Chord Change Formula 6: so-la or 56 Method