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Old 10-05-2017, 11:38 AM   #1
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Default Chromatic Mediant Modulation

https://youtu.be/dqQ8cVsrpZU?t=177 (Pinpointed Link)

Key : C Maj

E Maj is mediant chord in C Maj.

Eb Maj is mediant chord in C min. (Parallel Minor Key)

1) Where does "Eb min" come from? (He says "those b3rds come from the parallel minor key which is C minor")
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Old 10-05-2017, 01:26 PM   #2
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Wiki explains chromatic mediants pretty well: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromatic_mediant

If I can try summing that up...

Chromatic mediants in C major: A, Ab, Abm; E, Eb, Ebm

Chromatic mediants in C minor: Ebm, E, Em; Abm, A, Am

The interesting thing there is that the C major set includes the diatonic mediant and submediant from C minor (Eb and Ab), while the C minor set includes the diatonic mediant and submediant from C major (Em and Am).
The other four in each set are the same (shared): A, E, Abm, Ebm.

IOW, you take minor and major 3rds both above and below the keynote, and construct major and minor chords on each one. That gives you eight chords, two of which will be diatonic (the normal mediant and submediant of the key), the other six chromatic.
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