Do you sometimes wonder why the chord progressions of many popular songs sound so fluent and cohesive? Well, in many cases they probably they keep as many notes from the previous chord as possible - in today’s post we keep them all!
This is a nice and easy technique to come up with new, cool and fresh sounding chord progressions. It is not magic though and the percentage of horrible sounding combinations is not zero. But if you are blessed with one or even two ears, you are going to find the combos that work for your song.
In today’s post we start off with a Gmajor chord and keep the notes the same throughout the whole progression - we just change the bass note (if you follow us for some time, you already know that trick). By not starting with the root note, which would be G in that case (or E if you see the parallel minor as your “I”), you immediately set a feeling of unrest and driving motion that is not seeking resolution or release. It is the spark that gets your progression started.
Cmaj7sus2: C - G - B - D
Emin7: E - G - B - D
Amin7add9sus4: A - G - B - D
Gmaj on B: this chord should be seen as a transition to close the progression
Now change the order of the bass notes and create completely new progression!
Try to play around with different notes and trust your ear.
Get some movement going with arps or effects and drop your beat - voila. If you now add a repetitive melody on two or maximum 3 notes, you have a Post Malone type beat and automatically get face tattoos.
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