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The Minor Walk

The term "Minor Walk" is taken from some articles by Dominic Pedler on Beatles' song writing in the Total Guitar magazine. It is a very typical Beatles' device.

In a Minor Walk, we start from a minor chord, and walks down from the root in chromatic steps. The typical chord sequence will be m - mM7 - m7 - m6, but sometimes it continues with mb6 and end on the dominant chord, built on the 5th note.

A good example, where this harmonic move is very clear, is the opening of The Beatles' song Michelle.This part of the tune is in F-minor, and the chords are: Fm - FmM7 - Fm7 - Fm6 - Fmb6 - Bm7-C.

It goes like this:

If you want to dive a little bit deeper into the chords, read my comments to Michelle and the discussion of the mM7 chord.

Some minor-walk progressions are:

  • iii-iiiM7-I
  • m-mM7-m7-m6
  • m-mM7-m7-m6-mb6
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