Quick Win #5

​Use 4+4 As A Portal​

Here's a quick summary of the main takeaways from this Quick Win!

  • ​lower any note of a 4+4 by one half-step, and you'll get to a major triad; raise any note of a 4+4 by one half-step, and you'll get to a minor triad
  • ​you can even extend basic (Diatonic) chord structures and insert 4+4 in-between and some of their related triads later

​Advice

​4+4 is an equivalent and connects to all the other equivalents. It not only brings more color to ordinary chord progressions but also is a quick method to expand musical material.