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#2321527 - 08/29/14 11:56 AM Cromatic lead in Elton John song
Visalia Offline
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Curious as to what the last 4 chords from 0:21-0:24 are? It seems to me that the chords are ascending chromatically until it resolves to the last chord, which I think is C!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW381X6jIvY&index=38&list=WL

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#2322212 - 08/31/14 11:46 AM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: Visalia]
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Ah come on lads, surely someones knows if you're all piano players.

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#2322653 - 09/01/14 01:04 PM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: Visalia]
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just a noob, but maybe C#/F, D#/G, C/G
doesn't sound bad anywho
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#2322994 - 09/02/14 07:22 AM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: Maarkr]
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Originally Posted By: Maarkr
just a noob, but maybe C#/F, D#/G, C/G
doesn't sound bad anywho
Don't think so, but it's good to see someone making an effort.

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#2323251 - 09/02/14 05:04 PM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: Visalia]
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Gb, Ab, Bb, C - they're all plain major chords.

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#2323263 - 09/02/14 05:18 PM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: dire tonic]
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- correction; they all have the added 2nd but for the final C chord which is plain major.

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#2323304 - 09/02/14 06:41 PM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: dire tonic]
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Originally Posted By: dire tonic
- correction; they all have the added 2nd but for the final C chord which is plain major.
Indeed they do. On closer inspection I've realised that it sounds more accurate with the 2nd added. It isn't often you'd come across an ascending chord movement with 4 major chords, each a tone apart!

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#2327399 - 09/14/14 10:02 AM Re: Cromatic lead in Elton John song [Re: Visalia]
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Suspended first inversion Gb, Ab, Bb fifths to C major with an open fifth in left hand.
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