How To Connect Any Two Chords – Using A SINGLE Chord

Author: Tommaso Zillio

“Ok, I have this verse in D major and a chorus in G# minor, how do I connect them smoothly?”

The theory of modulation – ‘how to change key’ – looks complex and it takes time to learn it.

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And rightly so. There are so many things you can do to move smoothly from one key to another. It takes time to learn all of them.

And don’t get me started on the artistic possibilities of modulation!

But wouldn’t it be nice if we could simplify it all?

I mean, what if you JUST needed to connect two chords or two keys in a smooth way?

Isn’t there some sort of “universal glue” that I can just put between the two pieces of music I want to connect and that joins them, if not artistically at least functionally?

Why yes, there is.

And yes, even as a utilitarian solution, this chord still has some artistic capabilities and gives you some interesting aesthetic choices.

You can find here what it is, how it works, and how you can use it in your music. Watch the video here:

As a reference (I quote it in the video above) here’s the video about modulations with diminished 7th chords.

It’s a useful thing to know, and it complements the video above:

And if your hunger for diminished chords is not satiated yet…

… here’s some more things you can do with them, this time without changing key:

Enjoy!

About the Author

Tommaso Zillio is a prog rock guitarist and teacher with a passion for Music Theory applied to Guitar. To know more do not forget to subscribe to his youtube channel.

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