7/14/2018

Songs & Basslines - Music theory for bassists #03 (the diatonic triads of the C major scale)


The song "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" by Procol Harum is a wonderful example for the relationship between a major scale and it's diatonic chords. While the bassline is moving stepwise up and down through the C major scale the organ and guitar play almost all of the diatonic chords of the C major scale: