Here’s another progression that takes many cues from Country music.

This time we’re looking at what may be used in a ballad.

The E augmented chord is typically placed prior to the “4” chord for chromatic voice leading.

In the key of E we just play an E aug. chord to resolve to the A. Here’s how the voice leading works:

E aug.: E – G# – B# (C)

A: E – A – C#

You can see from above that the E augmented chord is very close to the A! Two notes move up a half step and it resolves beautifully. The A minor is a “minor 4” chord and leads great back to E.

Am: A – C – E

E: G# – B – E

Again, beautiful voice leading!

E E Aug. A Am

E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5---------------5---------------------------------------|
G|-----4---5----------5---5-----------6--------------5-----------|
D|---6--------6-----6-------6-------7---7---------7---7----------|
A|-7--------------7----------------7-------7-----7-------7-------|
E|--------------------------------5--------------5---------------|

E A E B7

E|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|-------5----------------------------------5----------------7--|
G|-----4---4--------------6-------------4----4-----------8---8--|
D|---6--------6--------7----7--------6---------6------7--------7|
A|-7-----------------7---------7---7----------------------------|
E|-----------------5----------------------------------7---------|

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