13 Thinking Down in Fifths KB Improvisation Bk1

Descending fifths are called “fifth relationships,” chords whose roots are a fifth apart. Descending fifth are especially useful because they convey a strong sense of forward movement. They are among the most powerful of all the progressions. Chains of descending fifths occur frequently.  Simple triads as well as many kinds of chord extension can be worked into a series of  descending fifths.  They are helpful, too, in creating modulations.