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  1. Jim Bowley
    March 27th, 2012 @ 8:43 am


    I love the idea of using this information to make educated guesses about chords when learning by ear! I do this all the time with my students, especially when we explore non-diatonic chords. If a chord sounds like an “oddball”, I ask them to envision it as the 5 chord of the next one in line. Many times it works and you’ve got an instant secondary dominant lesson!


  2. Scott
    April 1st, 2015 @ 6:40 am

    I remember when I started recognising the sound of chords moving in fifths it made such a huge difference to my aural skills. I started hearing it everywhere and realising just how often one chord moves around the circle of fifths to the next one.

    Assuming that a chord is going to move that way is a great way to start listening out for it!