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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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What does V VI mean??

u know, when they say chords like V, VI and others....i dont know what that means so i cant apply it when u talk about it....anyone?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 05:51 PM
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Those are Roman numerals, for the position.
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what position? i dont understand...
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The stand for chords in a given key.

V is the fifth chord

VI is the sixth

if its big letters it means major if its small letters its minor


in key of E major.

I is the chord of E major,
ii is the chord of F# minor
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 09:57 PM
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This should help

Scale of C Major, there are 7 notes :

Each is given a roman numeral depending on its place in the scale so
C- I (one)
D- II (two)
E- III (three)
F- IV (four)
G- V (five)
A- VI (six)
B- VII (seven)

So the chords are given their roman numeral based on this. E.g. a G Major chord is called chord V.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-03-2003, 11:12 PM Thread Starter
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i think thats a good explanation. thanx artist. i needed to clarify that

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