Asked • 05/27/19

Trouble writing chord progressions in minor?

I've been composing in major for some time and decided to work in a minor key for practice. It's not going too well – I'm having trouble using common techniques in major, such as utilizing the powerful V-I relationship, or using the vi chord to replace the I chord to create suspense, in minor. Are these tricks applicable? Or do these things fly out the window when I move to minor keys? My song right now doesn't sound bad, but it is lacking tension and release, suspense, anticipation, momentum, etc. Any tips? Let me know if I can provide more details. Song (A minor) Verse: iv-VI-III-VII(6/4) Bridge VII-III Chorus VI-VII-i-III

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Robinson G. answered • 05/27/19

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