I like to write out and collect chord progressions I like the most for learning purpose.
I always wondered how anyone professionally notate a inverted chord and a chord that is part of the natural progression but say one octave below, or one octave above?
notate a Major C chord = Cmaj
notate a simple chord progression = I-IV-V-I = CMaj-FMaj-GMaj-CMaj
suppose the second chord (IV) is a double inverted chord and the third (V) is played one octave below (8vb)
those are important marks to the overall sound quality of the chord. I like to note those chord modifiers right within the chord, so how is that profesionally done?
I'd do it like this. But is this correct. Why have I never came across such notations?:
suspended chord = FMaj 2ndInv
octaved down chord = GMaj 8vb
but is that proper?
It goes further that just having a nice representation, because I like that way of notating it! The interest is merely pure curiosity.
The main reason for my conflict to traditional chord notation is that if you got a CMaj chord (I), followed by a Bmin (vii) chord but one octave lower. Then you get a chord that is whooping eleven semi tones apart! in opposition of being just one semi tone apart if played at the lower octave. Obviously a professional musician will instantly figure the chord being a octave lower.
But not every chord progression is starting at the first degree (I) and only goes upwards withing a single octave, right?
And what about chord inversions? They DO sound different and they are VERY important to the overall tonal quality!
So please dear musicians shed some light on this