For example, here is a chord progression map for the key of C.
In the key of C, the C chord is the home chord, the most important chord. This is where chord progressions begin and end.
Here is how to read the chord progression map: from the C chord you can go to any of the other chords, and then you have to follow the map back to the C chord.
So you could start at C and jump all the way up to the A chord (top-left). From A you go down to Dm, then to G to Em to Am to F to G and finally back to C.
But that is only one possibility. We could also have gone from A to the shorter route of Dm to Em to F to C.
The possibilities aren’t endless, though. If that were true, we wouldn’t need the map. The map exists because not all chord progressions sound good.
Play around with it! It’s a wonderful tool for learning the rules of harmony.
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