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Chords over a dominant pedal

Dominant pedals are the most common type and a range of consonant and dissonant chords can be played over them. Most of these chords work best when they resolve each time onto some sort of V chord before going onto another one.

Diatonic / consonant



Some of these are seriously dissonant and need careful resolution


Rising thirds

These are the main diatonic and chromatic passing notes that work in thirds or sixths. They can also work as auxiliaries.