Re: Survival Mandolin Chords for Beginners
I agree that the 5 chord in a minor key should be major, that is why the key signature way of naming minor keys is kind of misleading. In a strictly theoretical way it is accurate to show a minor 5, but in actual practice our ears want to hear the leading tone of the major third in the dominant chord in a minor key and most minor key songs use a major 5. Also, if I may suggest, use upper case Romans for major chords, lower case for minor chords, and use + and ° or o, if you can't make a superscript circle (Ctrl + 0176 on a Windows machine) for augmented and diminished. It isn't standardized yet but there are a lot of people trying to make it the norm.
Originally Posted by John Gardinsky
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