Oh no, here is another dominant chord.
Well, this isn’t as boring as it could be – trust me. While dominant chords appear often in music (as well as in these blog posts) there is something new to learn about them every time.
Typically, a dominant chord would resolve down to the chord a P5 below it. So in this case it would be III7 – vi like in this progression:
I – III7 – vi7 – Imaj7
But, another way that I found interesting that appears in jazz music is a resolution up a m2 interval to the predominant chord:
I – III7 – IVmaj7 – Imaj7
Here we see a motion opposite to that of the tritone substitution bII7 chord, but this time it is resolving up. Also, the root motion of III to IV is common in music, so the ear tunes in to the bass. Try it out!
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