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Old 11-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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4 Chord song expansion?

OK, so I have this school assignment (Not uncommon, im a simple tenth grader, doesn't have to be brilliant) in which I have to write a song with chords and lyrics.

I know, not a new issue, right?

My issue is the chord structure. At the moment It's a very simple four chord song and I absolutely hate the pre-chorus.

The verses and the chorus are just C, Am, F, G. That's all fine and dandy.
The bridge and the pre-chorus are just a different order (Am, F, C, G).
The bridge is fine, I'm cool with that, I've got a good strumming pattern for that.

I just hate the pre-chorus. It sounds too...Samey...If you know what I mean.
It's just like a broken record. It's very annoying.

I'm looking for some chords that are quite simple, but kind-of dramatic that fit in with that sort of thing.

It's only acoustic, just played on a steel string, very simple, so it doesn't have to have the hard rock theme in it. It's quite a gentle, happier sort of song.

But the pre-chorus is a BIT sadder. Not much. Just a little bit.

So yeah, any chance any of you can help me?

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Old 11-20-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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im not sure exactly what would work but maybe like a em am kind of thing they're kind of more depressing maybe like a f minor or something hope it helps.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 PM   #3
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Am, Em, F, G


Am, Em, C, G

Just use different chords in the key. I can't break down the I IV II and III and tonic aspects of it because I'm not well versed in theory.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:34 PM   #4
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4 bars. Am , G , C , C - Am , G, F, C x2.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:37 AM   #5
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try musican talk for music related questions. this place is for lyrics & words, bro.
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