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Yardbird Suite's chord analysis?

Posted by cyberlp23 
Yardbird Suite's chord analysis?
February 14, 2017 06:29AM
Hello,

What would be the best approach to Charlie Parker's "Yardbird Suite" chord progression?


Should the 2nd measure be seen as a II - V borrowed from C minor (or Eb) ?
Then the C7 as a secondary dominant? (V/IV)
What's the second Bb7 then?
A7 = V/II ?
D7 = V/V ?
Then a regular V, followed by a II-V / II and a regular II - V of C major?

Thanks!

Mat
Re: Yardbird Suite's chord analysis?
February 22, 2017 06:16PM
> Should the 2nd measure be seen as a II - V borrowed from C minor (or Eb) ?

Yes.

> Then the C7 as a secondary dominant? (V/IV)

No.

> What's the second Bb7 then?

A passing chord.

> A7 = V/II ?

Yes.

> D7 = V/V ?

Yes.

> Then a regular V, followed by a II-V / II and a regular II - V of C major?

V - ii-V/ii - ii - V
or
V - ii - V
or
V
Chords between V are embellishing the V.

Cheers.
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