Music Theory

Seat-of-the-Pants-Music-Theory: What are the three chords most commonly used in a key?

Now that you know both how to build a scale and how to build a chord using that scale, let’s ask what are the three chords most commonly used in a key? 

At the simplest level, I view music as a sequence of notes (called the melody) played or sung in the context of a particular sequence of chords.  If you use the wrong melody notes for the song you want to play, Continue reading