Progressions in a minor key

Chord Progressions in a Minor Key

Progressions in a minor key

The chord progression map for minor keys is almost the same as the one for major keys except for the fact that we add an extra tonic chord, the VII major.

Both dominant chords are “borrowed” from the major key due to their strong tendency to resolve to the one chord.

Notice how it starts on the one chord which can then lead to any other chord from the key.

From there it’s just a matter of finding your way back to the one chord using the many possible routes.

The Minor Key Progression Cheat Sheet

Minor Key Chord Motion Diagram

Let go ahead and give it a try. Use these diatonic chords from the key of A minor to write a few chord progressions.

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