Watch the Lesson 20 online guitar lesson by Howard Morgen from Fingerboard Breakthrough
Now let's look at measures 17-20 of our original version of “Oh Susanna”. A commonly used harmonic device for progressing from IV to I is by a #IV diminished chord. This is demonstrated in Figure 2 and 3.
The following five examples are a step by step exposition of the backcycling process for reharmonizing measures 17 through 20. However, the melody at this point in the song allows for more experimentation by ear with chord qualities. Sing and play each example... > Continued in manual (click Chart button above).