Steely Dan Chords:

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Steely Dan Chords/Harmony Analysis and the Subject of this Blog

Hi Guys, Happy New Year!

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

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The “Dan” chord is a 1st inversion chord with an added 9th

The “Dan” chord in practice:

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Steely Dan the “Dan” chord example in a chord sequence

“Dan Style”-Chord Sequences:

Classic Steely Dan Chord Sequencing with the “Top down” approach for each bar.

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Steely Dan Chords/Harmony Example TAB/Notation

Two common rhythmic devices from Steely Dan:

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Steely Dan Chords/Harmony.

Steely Dan chord Substitutions:

C Major Substitutions for Composition/Chord Colouring:

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Steely Dan Chord Substitutions for Composition and song writing

C7 Dominant: [Going to FMaj7]

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Steely Dan Chord Substitutions for Composition and song writing

C Minor: [Dorian Flavour]

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Steely Dan Chord Substitutions for Composition and song writing

Lastly,

Here we have more melodic implication through colourful harmony flowing effortlessly in the Steely Dan syncopated rhythmic style.

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Steely Dan Rhythmic variations with melodic inflections example

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