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1,6,2,5 chord progressions

Chris

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If you are in the key of Cmaj,1,6,2,5 would be Cmaj7,Am7,Dm7,G7.in some cases the I chord could be Em7.That much I understand,along with a good few other subs. Min 2,5,1..in Amin would be Bm7b5,E7,Am7.with the E7 altered in some way.What would 1,6,2,5 be in Amin??? Am7,Fmaj7,Bm7b5,E7..Thanks for taking the time to answer the question.

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Chris
 

Pete Thomas

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In a minor key, the VI chord can have a root that is either major VI or minor VI from the tonic, so in the case of Am it can be an F#min7 (b5) or F maj7 (possibly F7 for a bluesier sound)
 

Morgan Fry

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The secondary dominants are often dominant, rather than minor, chords (e.g. A7 in C).

In minor keys, I'm pretty sure I see the 6 as an altered dominant most often (e.g., F#7b9 in Am) but I seem to hear more players imply it than composers write it.
 
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