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Let's Modulate in a Rock 'n' Roll Stylee
Generally Rock ' n ' Roll couldn't care less about changing key if it's loud, it's good. And snicky beats. And grooving along nick-nacks. You can make your compo stand out from the crowd by having a quick modulate. Thusly:
1. "Just do it" - eg '
2. "Stick a flat 7 up it" - Take a Major Chord. Add a b7. turns it into V7 in a new key. If you don't believe me, try this:
C C7 F F7 Bb Bb7 Eb Eb7 Ab Ab7 Db Db7 Gb/F# Gb7/F#7 B B7
D D7 G G7 C
3. Make a Minor Chord a Major, or a Major a Minor:
eg C F Fm Bb7 Eb
orC Am A (major) A7 D
4. "Go for the big ending" Loads of songs finish by singing the last verse twice.The second time, they go up a semi - tone or a tone. Often times this employs the " just do it" method. Sometimes, though you can just jump to the V7 of your new key
eg to get your compo from song in D to last chorus in Eb go:
D Bb7 Eb
and watch those hairs on the back of your neck rise with glee!
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