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Hi all,

 

Puzzled by this.... Can anyone point me in the right direction?

 

Verse: Dminor F G

 

Chorus: Bflat Dminor F

 

What is going on with the G major in the verse? The song looks like the key of F so I'd expect Gminor... Any help is greatly appreciated!

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You can call the Gmajor a secondary dominant to C (V/VII) which resolves to A minor instead. (allowed as a V to VI or "deceptive" cadence) Still d minor.

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Hey thanks a lot for your reply! I'm still a little confused though...

 

I thought in order to act as secondary dominant a chord needs to be a 7th? Also what do you mean "allowed as a V to VI?

 

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Hey thanks a lot for your reply! I'm still a little confused though...

 

I thought in order to act as secondary dominant a chord needs to be a 7th? Also what do you mean "allowed as a V to VI?

 

You can have dominant triads. The seventh just adds the tritone tension; something many "modern" styles seek to avoid. You can even have minor V triads. It's just a matter of context.

 

V to Vi meaning the V chord resolving to the VI chord instead of the I chord. For instance in C major: C G Ami instead of C G C.

 

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