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Old 05-16-2020, 09:57 AM
MC5C MC5C is offline
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Actually a C#m7b5, if you believe the rulebook, but that is a half diminished anyway so adding the double flat 7 and making it diminished is achievable, as is a chord substitution to C. A diminished chord is already all flat, why not flat the root too? Anyway, there is a whole alternate theory of harmony that doesn't follow any of the rules, but one - if it sounds right, it is right. That's the harmonic theory that makes the C work. Plus the C fits in perfectly with the Am and G, so you could say the first bar was in D but the next three bars are in a different key, maybe G - Am C G is a II IV I in G. Point I have is that the chords simply sound good together, so they can be right, regardless of the key.
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