Modulation Progression



"In music, modulation is most commonly the act or process of changing from one key (tonic, or tonal center) to another. This may or may not be accompanied by a change in key signature. Modulations articulate or create the structure or form of many pieces, as well as add interest. Treatment of a chord as the tonic for less than a phrase is considered tonicization."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modulation_(music)


WHAT IS MODULATION?

* Modulation Sites:


http://playpiano.com/101-tips/41-transposition-modulaions.htm



http://www.harmony.org.uk/book/modulation_basics.htm



http://www.andymilne.dial.pipex.com/Modulation.shtml



http://www.greghowlett.com/modulatel.aspx


TRY NOT USING THE MODULATION BUTTON!

Here is a routine you can practice every time you get to a keyboard to get you used to playing in all keys. It doesn't matter what key you start at, but I recommend starting at C:

Progression wise, I suggest practicing 7-3-6-2-5-1 the most because that is a common progression. Any time you want to modulate to another key, the best way to do it is by playing the 4 chord of your new key with the 5th of your new key in the bass:

Key C

C-C / D-E-G-C (1)
C-C / G-C-D-E
C-C / Ab-C-D-F
C-C / G-C-D-E
/ D, E
B / A-D-F (7)
E / Ab-C-D-G, F (3)
A / G-C-E (6)
D / Ab-C-D-F (2)
E / G-C-E
F / Ab-C-D-F
G / G-C-E (5)
G / F-G-C-D
G / F-G-B-D, C
C / D-E-G-C (1)

Modulation chord to Db: Ab / Gb-Ab-Bb-Db

Key Db

Db-Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (1)
Db-Db / Ab-Db-Eb-F
Db-Db / A-Db-Eb-Gb
Db-Db / Ab-Db-Eb-F
/ Eb, F
C / Bb-Eb-Gb (7)
F / A-Db-Eb-Ab, G (6)
Bb / Ab-Db-F
Eb / A-Db-Eb-Gb (2)
F / Ab-Db-F
Gb / A-Db-Eb-Gb
Ab / Ab-Db-F (5)
Ab / Gb-Ab-Db-Eb
Ab / Gb-Ab-C-Eb, Db
Db / Eb-F-Ab-Db (1)

Modulation chord to D: A / G-A-B-D

Key D

D-D / E-F#-A-D (1)
D-D / A-D-E-F#
D-D / A#-D-E-G
D-D / A-D-E-F#
/ E, F#
C# / B-E-G (7)
F# / Bb-D-E-A, G (6)
B / A-D-F#
E / A#-D-E-G (2)
F# / A-D-F#
G# / A#-D-E-G
A / A-D-F# (5)
A / G-A-D-E
A / G-A-C#-E, D
D / E-F#-A-D (1)

Modulation chord to Eb: Bb / Ab-Bb-C-Eb

Key Eb

Eb-Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb (1)
Eb-Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G
Eb-Eb / B-Eb-F-Ab
Eb-Eb / Bb-Eb-F-G
/ F, G
D / C-F-Ab (7)
G / B-Eb-F-Bb, Ab (3)
C / Bb-Eb-G (6)
F / B-Eb-F-Ab (2)
G / Bb-Eb-G
Ab / B-Eb-F-Ab
Bb / Bb-Eb-G (5)
Bb / Ab-Bb-Eb-F
Bb / Ab-Bb-D-F, Eb
Eb / F-G-Bb-Eb

Modulation chord to E: B / A-B-C#-E

Key E

E-E / F#-G#-B-E (1)
E-E / B-E-F#-G#
E-E / B#-E-F#-A
E-E / B-E-F#-G#
/ F#, G#
D# / C#-F#-A (7)
G# / B#-E-F#-B, A (3)
C# / B-E-G# (6)
F# / B#-E-F#-A (2)
G# / B-E-G#
A / B#-E-F#-A
B / B-E-G# (5)
B / A-B-E-F#
B / A-B-D#-F#, E
E / F#-G#-B-E

Modulation chord to F: C / Bb-C-D-F

Key F

F-F / G-A-C-F (1)
F-F / C-F-G-A
F-F / Db-F-G-Bb
F-F / C-F-G-A
/ G, A
E / D-G-Bb (7)
A / Db-F-G-C, Bb (3)
D / C-F-A (6)
G / Db-F-G-Bb (2)
A / C-F-A
Bb / Db-F-G-Bb
C / C-F-A (5)
C / Bb-C-F-G
C / Bb-C-E-G, F
F / G-A-C-F (1)

Modulation chord to Gb: Db / Cb-Db-Eb-Gb

Key Gb

Gb-Gb / Ab-Bb-Db-Gb (1)
Gb-Gb / Db-Gb-Ab-Bb
Gb-Gb / D-Gb-Ab-Cb
Gb-Gb / Db-Gb-Ab-Bb
/ Ab, Bb
F / Eb-Ab-Cb (7)
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db, Cb (3)
Eb / Db-Gb-Bb (6)
Ab / D-Gb-Ab-Cb (2)
Bb / Db-Gb-Bb
Cb / D-Gb-Ab-Cb
Db / Db-Gb-Bb (5)
Db / Cb-Db-Gb-Ab
Db / Cb-Db-F-Ab, Gb
Gb / Ab-Bb-Db-Gb (1)

Modulation chord to G: D / C-D-E-G

Key G

G-G / A-B-D-G (1)
G-G / D-G-A-B
G-G / D#-G-A-C
G-G / D-G-A-B
/ A, B
F# / E-A-C (7)
B / D#-G-A-D, C (3)
E / D-G-B (6)
A / D#-G-A-C (2)
B / D-G-B
C / D#-G-A-C
D / D-G-B (5)
D / C-D-G-A
D / C-D-F#-A, G
G / A-B-D-G (1)

Modulation chord to Ab: Eb / Db-Eb-F-Ab

Key Ab

Ab-Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (1)
Ab-Ab / Eb-Ab-Bb-C
Ab-Ab / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db
Ab-Ab / Eb-Ab-Bb-C
/ Bb, C
G / F-Bb-Db (7)
C / Fb-Ab-Bb-Eb, Db (3)
F / Eb-Ab-C (6)
Bb / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db (2)
C / Eb-Ab-C
Db / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db
Eb / Eb-Ab-C (5)
Eb / Db-Eb-Ab-Bb
Eb / Db-Eb-G-Bb, Ab
Ab / Bb-C-Eb-Ab (1)

Modulation chord to A: E / D-E-F#-A

Key A

A-A / B-C#-E-A (1)
A-A / E-A-B-C#
A-A / F-A-B-D
A-A / E-A-B-C#
/ B, C#
G# / F#-B-D (7)
C# / F-A-B-E, D (3)
F# / E-A-C# (6)
B / F-A-B-D (2)
C# / E-A-C#
D / F-A-B-D
E / E-A-C# (5)
E / D-E-A-B
E / D-E-G#-B, A
A / B-C#-E-A (1)

Modulation chord to Bb: F / Eb-F-G-Bb

Key Bb

Bb-Bb / C-D-F-Bb (1)
Bb-Bb / F-Bb-C-D
Bb-Bb / Gb-Bb-C-Eb
Bb-Bb / F-Bb-C-D
/ C, D
A / G-C-Eb (7)
D / Gb-Bb-C-F, Eb (3)
G / F-Bb-D (6)
C / Gb-Bb-C-Eb (2)
D / F-Bb-D
Eb / Gb-Bb-C-Eb
F / F-Bb-D (5)
F / Eb-F-Bb-C
F / Eb-F-A-C, Bb
Bb / C-D-F-Bb (1)

Modulation chord to B: F# / E-F#-G#-B

Key B

B-B / C#-D#-F#-B (1)
B-B / F#-B-C#-D#
B-B / G-B-C#-E
B-B / F#-B-C#-D#
/ C#, D#
A# / G#-C#-E (7)
D# / G-B-C#-F#, E (3)
G# / F#-B-D# (6)
C# / G-B-C#-E (2)
D# / F#-B-D#
E / G-B-C#-E
F# / F#-B-D# (5)
F# / E-F#-B-C#
F# / E-F#-A#-C#, B
B / C#-D#-F#-B (1)

Modulation chord back to C: G / F-G-A-C


Once you run through this every time you get a chance, you will find it easier to start playing in other keys.



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