Chord Change Formula 8L

Rockmaster Chord Change Formula 8L: Tonic Root Method

How to use the Rockmaster Tonic Root Method to change chords

Chord Change Formula 8L: Tonic Root Method is a standard chord changing method

The root of the Tonic Chord, the note above and the note below, appear in all the chords for that key and can be used as a guide in chord changing. This works quite nicely for Left-Hand Chord changing.

ti          do          re
7           8            2

VII     I (VIII)        II       Root of the chord
V          VI                      3rd
III         IV                      5th
V7                                  3rd

Example in C major

B          C          D

Bdim    C          Dm                         Root of the chord
G          Am                                      3rd
Em        F                                         5th
G7                                                   3rd

The following example is in the key of C major. The notes are B, C, D.

 

Formula 8L F1

Formula 8L F2

Formula 8L F3

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Chord Changing Methods

Chord Change Formula 8L: Tonic Root Method