hi 7
i rather rashly asked my fellow players if we could play 3 of our tunes (beginning with a) and modulate to at least one other key and back again.  so, for the first time,  i had to do the following:
all of me in c and f
angel eyes in dm and cm
autumn leaves in gm and em

all of me i found fairly straightforward, so it was the minor keys that gave me problems, hence my posting and your response. after gratefully reading your response and trying a few things – tho’ i have a lot more ‘playing around’ to do with these ideas -  i came up with the following but have a question please. and a further question – are there rules about ascending/descending? my problem seems to be that i don’t know or have forgotten this theory and don’t seem able to find it explained in a straightforward way.
when you refer to the second “pivot chord” in your last sentence, do you mean the ’ii of the tonality that i want to gravitate towards’ can be a six chord of that key?

angel eyes  cm  dm
bar 1 beats 1 and 2  cm  

bar 2 beats 3 and 4 f#o

bar 3 beats 1 and 2 eo  (or a b chord?)

bar 4 beats 3 and 4 a7

angel eyes  dm  cm
bar 1 beats 1 and 2  dm  

bar 2 beats 3 and 4 go

bar 3 beats 1 and 2 do  (or an a chord?)

bar 4 beats 3 and 4 g7

autumn leaves  em to gm
bar 1 beats 1 and 2  em  

bar 2 beats 3 and 4 f#o  

bar 3 beats 1 and 2  am  (or an eb chord?)bar 4 beats 3 and 4 d7

autumn leaves  gm to em
bar 1 beats 1 and 2  gm  

bar 2 beats 3 and 4  c#o

bar 3 beats 1 and 2   f#m (or a c chord?)

bar 4 beats 3 and 4 b7

please criticise  - it’s the only way i’ll learn this.
tks again.
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