The MISSING Piece in MODAL Borrowing [Why You Can't Make It Work]

Tommaso Zillio

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Modal interchange voice leading

If there’s one thing that frustrate me is when you buy one of these 5.000 pieces puzzle… spend time doing it with your family…

… and just when you get to the end you discover than one piece is missing.

And the missing piece is never on one side, so you can ignore it… no. it’s always straight in the centre!

Call me perfectionist, but it drives me up the wall.

Just as much as when I hear people explain modal borrowing. Why?

Modal borrowing is a simple idea to create interesting chord progressions…

… and every explanation I’ve heard of it is missing the piece that actually makes it work.

Every. Single. One.

(It’s like they don’t want you to understand it…)

If you ever tried writing something using modal borrowing…. and it works only sometimes… and sometimes it doesn’t…

…it’s because of this missing piece.

Bet it drives you up the wall too.

So here, let me give you the missing piece:

This little video here may also be helpful to understand what is going on and how to apply this to practical situations:

See it’s “little” things like this that most music theory teachers and courses leave out. And when you miss these “little” pieces, then music theory becomes really hard… when it’s actually very easy!

If you feel you are missing out on all these “little” pieces, then I recommend you take this course that will show you ALL the missing pieces, in the right order, so your musical puzzle will be completed too: Complete Chord Mastery guitar course


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