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Post Some Cool Chord progressions

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by All_¥our_Bass, Oct 17, 2006.


  1. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    I don't know any really good chord progressions and would like you guys to sugest some. And don't post a song if you aren't going to post the progression as well. Although midis, guitar pro, or power tab is a nice extra touch, please also post the progression in plain text. I don't wanna have to download 25+ files just to see the progressions. I don't care if the progression is happy or sad or whatever, as long as you like it and think it's good, I like to mix up styles a lot so style isn't a "problem" either. I also did a search and didn't find a threads dedicated to this so if there already is one I didn't see it.
     
  2. I-IV-IIm7-V-I

    I-IV-V11-V7-I

    I-I7-IV-IIm7-V11-V7-I
     
  3. All_¥our_Bass

    All_¥our_Bass

    Dec 26, 2004
    Bump!!

    How come nobody is responding. It's seems I can find mentions of chord progression everywhere except a thread made specifically for it.
     
  4. WillPlay4Food

    WillPlay4Food Now With More Metal! Supporting Member

    Apr 9, 2002
    Orbiting HQ
    I don't know any cool chord progressions, but some I've worked with are:

    I-vi-IV-V
    I-IV-I-V (lotsa bluegrass stuff)
    I-IV-V-IV
    iii-vi-ii-V-I

    That's all I can think of at the moment.
     
  5. steveb98

    steveb98 [acct disabled - multiple aliases]

    Mar 15, 2006
    Venice, CA
    Add the basic chord movement of Jazz II-V-I. You look at Standard's and other tunes and you will see II-V-I's all over.

    Also II-V-I-I, III-Vi-II-V-I.

    Back in music school my teacher said every piece of music is a II-V-!, when you realize IV is a sub of II, III and VI are sub's for I, and Vii is a sub of V.

    Grab a basic music composition book and read on strong chord/bass movement and you will have the progressions to 95% of all music.
     
  6. 64jazzbass

    64jazzbass

    Sep 5, 2002
    Chicago, Il
    Not to be obnoxious, but get yourself a Real Book and study some of the Jazz standards!!!! You'll find plenty of cool chord progressions.;)
     

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