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Improv with Andalusian Cadence

Introduction

This chord progression draws from the Flamenco style, using a chord progression known as the “Andalusian cadence”. The chords are “Imin, ♭VII, ♭VI, V”.

The Chord Progression

Materials to Use

This track is suited to the A minor scale, but the A harmonic minor scale also tends to play a role during the E7 chord.

A Minor

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a natural
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g natural
d natural
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f natural
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b natural
d natural
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e natural
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c natural
g natural
f natural
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b natural
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A Harmonic Minor

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a natural
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c natural
d natural
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f natural
g sharp, a flat
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b natural
d natural
a natural
e natural
b natural
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c natural
f natural
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g sharp, a flat
b natural
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Backing Track

Play the A minor scale for the majority of the progression, switching to A harmonic minor for the last chord.

Exercises

  • Play the chords Amin, G7, F, and E7 along with the track.
  • Play the A minor scale along with the track, in time.
  • Play the A harmonic minor scale along with the track, in time.
  • Practice switching between A minor and A harmonic minor.
  • Develop 2-3 short melodies using the scales. Each melody should consist of 5-10 notes. Play the melodies with the track.

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