Chords and Raga – Article 2

Next in the Chords and Raga series….
Mohanam raga in the key of C.
(Major pentatonic scale starting on C)

The notes used in this scale are C, D, E, G, A and C again.

Let us go note by note and see what are the chords that we can possibly bring out using them as the tonic of the chord.

Note C
******
1. C5 ( C and G )
2. C ( C E G )
3. C6 ( C E G A )
4. C6/9 ( C E G A D )
5. C9 ( C E G D )

Note D
******
6. D5 ( D and A )
7. Dsus4 ( D G A )
8. D7 sus4 ( D G A C )

Note E
*******
9. Em7 (-5) ( E G D )

Note G
*********
10. G5( G and D )
11. Gsus4 ( G C D )

Note A
*******
12. A5 ( A and E )
13. Am ( A C E )
14. Am7 ( A C E G )
15. Asus4 ( A D E )
16. A7sus4 ( A D E G )

Just a casual listing and we end up with a total of 16 unique and different chords from a scale which consists just 5 notes. May be a few more if we dig deep inside further perhaps….Interesting…

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