Hi, I found a (B major) chord in chorus of Depeche Mode’s - Enjoy the silence written in Cm, that is defined as a bI - borrowed chord. So any chance for an explanation from where it is borowed, because i never saw such a thing in chord progressions before
In Hookpad, if a chord says it’s borrowed, that means that it was borrowed from a different mode, while bprrpwing in a different mode.
For example, lat’s say you have a I chord in B major, but you want that bI chord (Bb major). So what you do is you go under “Sec” and click on “Bor.”, and select a mode from the dropdown menu.
If you cycle through all the available modes and can’t find the chord you’re looking for, switch the song’s key to a different mode, and repeat.
In this case, you would switch to E Lydian, use the V chord, and borrow from Locrian. Once you switch back to B major, the chord will be a Bb major chord / bI.
I think he means flatI from minor transition.
In order to get that:
If you’re in CMinor (if it’s the song I’m thinking about):
- Click Settings gear icon.
- Under General in Settings modal, click Mode changes are dropdown, and choose relative
- Close Settings modal.
- Click Key circle icon (that says C minor)
- Click Mode dropdown and from dropdown choose Major (This should switch current mode and key to Eflatmajor).
- Click Borrow under Sec(n.)
- Make sure dropdown under Sec(n.) is minor.
- Click VI chord (should be labeled Cb).
- Click Key circle icon (that says Eflat major).
- Click Mode dropdown and from dropdown choose Minor (This should switch current mode back to Cminor)
This is also the way to get a vi chord from within a minor mode, which is very commonly used in a lot of dark/haunting melodies. In the case of Cminor, transitioning from cminor chord to aflatminor chord can produce some eerie melodies