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Tenor Viol

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Bizarre. Why transpose everything to C when you could just use Roman chord notation to arrive at the answer directly? Anyway, what a surprise, the tonic, dominant, sub-dominant and relative minor are the most commonly used chords! Anyone who's done G5 theory could tell you that!

Why are chords IV and V most common? In part because with them and chord I you can harmonise all notes in the diatonic scale. In Cmaj

I = CEG
IV = FAC
V = GBD

And vi (which is minor in a major key) has ACE.
 

kevgermany

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Bizarre. Why transpose everything to C when you could just use Roman chord notation to arrive at the answer directly?
I guess it made it easier for him/her to do it with a computer.

Seems like a fairly pointless exercise to me.
 

navarro

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Why anyone would spend their spare time doing this, I do not know, but they did, and the results make moderately interesting, if unsurprising results......

http://blog.hooktheory.com/2012/06/...ular-songs-for-patterns-this-is-what-i-found/
Interesting after dinner conversation can you imagine throwing it at your guests after the usual high octane banter such as " Off to where for hols this year Toby." Aforesaid would probably cut out " The kids really like their new school. ( subdued whisper.) "I believe the Head wants to introduce corporal punishment again in senior school." Sniggers all round. :D Regds N.
 
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