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Today, another look at the Amazing Steely Dan.
“Their use of harmony and their exploitation of chord voicing’s gave them a unique and brilliant base for songwriting“
Okay, so for all of you that asked here is the classic “Dan” chord:F9/A
The “Dan” chord is a 1st inversion chord with an added 9th
The “Dan” chord in practice:
“Dan Style”-Chord Sequences:
Classic Steely Dan Chord Sequencing with the “Top down” approach for each bar.
Two common rhythmic devices from Steely Dan:
Steely Dan chord Substitutions:
C Major Substitutions for Composition/Chord Colouring:
C7 Dominant: [Going to FMaj7]
C Minor: [Dorian Flavour]
Here we have more melodic implication through colourful harmony flowing effortlessly in the Steely Dan syncopated rhythmic style.
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