Notes of G Mayamalavagowla: G G# B C D D# F# G G# B C D D#

Safe chords of MMG

the First note

G B D : G major chord

G B D F# – G major 7th

the second note

G# C D# – G# major chord

Third note B

suppose we take B major – notes B D# F# – all the notes present in G MMG
suppose we take B minor – notes B D F# – again all notes present in G MMG

fourth note C

C D# G – C minor chord

fifth note D

D F# G# – D flat fifth

D F# B – B minor chord (B D F#)

D F# A would give us the D major chord, though the note A is not present in G Mayamalavagowla. We can try the D major chord when the notes D (Pa) or F# (Ni) comes in the melody, or as the Vth chord going back to the root chord G.

D F# C – root, major 3rd, minor 7th. If we add the A to the three notes, we get the D7th chord, the Vth chord of G major scale, in its dominant function. Try D7 when the melody line has the suitable notes. Listen, decide for yourself if you like the sound.

sixth note D#

D# G B – D# augmented chord.

Try other notes from the scale, near to any of the notes in the chord:

D# G C – C minor chord

D# G Bb – D# major chord, though the note Bb is not present in G Mayamalavagowla.

seventh note F#

F# G# C – does not form any of the triads, or seventh chords, but add D# to it:

F# G# C D# – G#7 chord. (G# C D# F#: root-major3rd-fifth-minor7th)

The D major chord also has the F# note. D7th also has the F# note. In case the F# note comes just before going back to the root chord, try the D or D7 chord since they are V and V7 chords respectively, which usually precedes the root note giving the perfect cadence.