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Old 12-25-2012, 03:07 AM   #21
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Old 12-25-2012, 07:05 AM   #22
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I agree with food1010. Even though the bassline has many notes, there's only one chord (they are just notes from the pentatonic scale and I can't hear the "Bm" as a functioning chord). I don't feel any chord changes in the bassline. The song is mainly one chord. Only some of those licks end on a different chord. And I didn't find the song boring, it was groovy and I think that's the main point of the song.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:02 AM   #23
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Well on the contrary I completely hear it as a functioning chord. And while he hears the slide from the D# to E as an embellishment I hear it as a faux dominant movement. You may be content with "groove" but I need substance. And I love it when it has substance but that "verse" area leaves me wanting.
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:41 PM   #24
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Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love is pretty much one chord (and riff). Again, I don't consider the B-D-B-D before the E5 as functioning chords (also B and D are Em7 chord tones).

And "American Woman" is another "one chord" song. Again it has those B and D chords but they don't really have a function.
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Old 12-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #25
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Oh yes you can make a one chord song work. Im guessing you are singing? When we are playing with anyone else with a instrument ( Vocals included ), you both can play stuff that makes your one chord sound different with the back ground chord or note changes. Try it out, Hum a 1 4 5 Major Key progression, and keep playing the Root major chord of your choosing .
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