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Old 09-28-2009, 03:34 PM   #1
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Coolest chord progressions...

Well, since we have a "Coolest Bass Lines" thread, and being accustomed to the rhythm section, i thought i'd start this thread!

I want us to try and focus on the 'bigger picture' of songs, in a way. Those kinds of riffs and progressions that can make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end, or even affect you at an emotional level... thing's like that.

Let's see what you guys have got

Here's a few off the top of my head...


This one is a cracker... i think you should check this one out especially... i just think the intruments compliment each other perfectly.


This song really comes alive from 3:00 onward especially...
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:38 PM   #2
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:40 PM   #3
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:41 PM   #4
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I'll also agree with "The Reason" That Doug and Dan definately know what they're doing with those chords. You just sometimes have to be patient and listen to songs in there entirety.
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Currently in my head...Guns and Roses Prostitute. I never listened to it all the way through until this week. that into is kinda lame but when it kicks in, oh man...
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Most of Mastodon's songs.
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I like a I-IV-V progression jazzed up to be I-IV-II-V-I-II-IV-I-V.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:19 PM   #9
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I like a I-IV-V progression jazzed up to be I-IV-II-V-I-II-IV-I-V.
I have to try that.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:29 PM   #11
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I like a I-IV-V progression jazzed up to be I-IV-II-V-I-II-IV-I-V.
I have to feckin' try to translate it!!!
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I have to feckin' try to translate it!!!
I'll do a short sample recording later and post a link to it.
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Old 09-28-2009, 04:38 PM   #13
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I like a I-IV-V progression jazzed up to be I-IV-II-V-I-II-IV-I-V.
This makes me want to vomit. Jazzing up a I IV V progression is a sin.

As much as I hate listening to jazz, I have been playing a lot of it lately.
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This makes me want to vomit. Jazzing up a I IV V progression is a sin.

As much as I hate listening to jazz, I have been playing a lot of it lately.
It's really just adding the II. The II-IV builds some nice tension. You can play it jazzy or rock the **** out it. I got it from a song by Savoy Brown that rocked pretty hard, on the "Live in Central Park" album.
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I'll do a short sample recording later and post a link to it.


some great songs guys! keep 'em coming!

I also highly recommend listening to this song, a soft and meaningful one, not typical of the band. I love how the piano follows the vocals into the song, and the entire song builds up nearer the end. Giving me shivers right now listening to it actually

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It's really just adding the II. The II-IV builds some nice tension. You can play it jazzy or rock the **** out it. I got it from a song by Savoy Brown that rocked pretty hard, on the "Live in Central Park" album.
I may have to give it a shot. Sounds like it might be fun.
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One of my all time favs!

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Another good one. Has a nice, happy vibe to it!

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The who will always win this in my book.
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Simple, but unbeatable.

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I may have to give it a shot. Sounds like it might be fun.
Here it is. Just a rough sketch, but you'll get the idea.

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i don't know how to write it in I VI stuff, but the most powerful in western culture is the na-na-na bit in Hey Jude. it really touches people, and is transferable across songs to hit the same emotional sweet spot
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This one is also totally crazy
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i don't know how to write it in I VI stuff, but the most powerful in western culture is the na-na-na bit in Hey Jude. it really touches people, and is transferable across songs to hit the same emotional sweet spot
That's a catchy one, alright. The roman numeral stuff is just do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-da = I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-I, so it's key-neutral. My little recording's in A.
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"Hey Joe"

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"Hotel California"
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That's a catchy one, alright. The roman numeral stuff is just do-re-me-fa-so-la-ti-da = I-II-III-IV-V-VI-VII-I, so it's key-neutral. My little recording's in A.
i swear to god, if you changed any country's national sporting anthem to the na-na-na bit they'd never lose a game. check McCartney at live 8 for evidence...

so it would be... I-VII-IV? ? i wish i knew more theory...
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i swear to god, if you changed any country's national sporting anthem to the na-na-na bit they'd never lose a game. check McCartney at live 8 for evidence...

so it would be... I-VII-IV? ? i wish i knew more theory...
If I did this correctly, it's I, III, V, II-I-II-I.
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