[Smt-talk] Looking for a chord progression

Christopher Doll dollchristopher at yahoo.com
Fri Oct 7 06:47:56 PDT 2011

Not exactly what you asked for, but in popular music it's not too odd to find CM-BM-CM (possibly with extensions). Brenda Lee's "I'm Sorry" (1960) is a famous example.

Christopher Doll
Assistant Professor
Department of Music
Mason Gross School of the Arts
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

From: "Murphy, Scott Brandon" <smurphy at ku.edu>
To: SMT Talk <smt-talk at societymusictheory.org>
Sent: Friday, October 7, 2011 12:00 AM
Subject: [Smt-talk] Looking for a chord progression

Collective wisdom, do you know of, and, if so, are you willing to share, an example of a clear and deliberate CM: CM-Bm-CM progression or a transposition of such a progression in music after 1800 (double leading-tone cadences from the Medieval period need not apply)?  Chordal inversion of any or all of these chords is fine.  A transposition of the minor version (Cm: Cm-Bm-Cm) would also be acceptable, as would the last two-thirds of either progression.



Scott Murphy
Associate Professor, Music Theory
University of Kansas School of Music
smurphy at ku.edu

P.S. I'm prepared to handle examples where a "neighborly" bass goes 1-2-1. :-)

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