I am the bassist in a metal band, and unfortunately I only have a classicxla acoustic at home. I am trying to compose a song and needed to know whether my chord progression worked:


A G F# F



And I also have been struggling to find a simple example of a metal chord sequence, just 4 chords so if any were to to be suggested, thank you.
A G F# F appears to work, especially if you stay on the F# for a shorter time than the others and /or play power chords. It can be a little disschordant with full majors.


is a chord chart. Its normal (but not essential) to chose chords from those which belong to a single key.

To tell if a chord sequence works simply play and listen.
I was originally playing A major G major F# Major and F Major, I'm not a guitarist so what's the difference with a power chord?

It's basically mean't to fit this bassline:




About a thousand things can fit that bassline: Am - G - D/F# - F... or A - A/G - D/F# - Dm/F
What do you want to hear? What are you looking for?
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A G F# F thing is usually A minor, G major, D major with F# as the bass note or F# dim, F major. Or then A major, G major (or A/G), F# minor (or D/F#), F major (or Dm/F). The bassline looks more like A minor than A major because of that 3-2-0 thing in the end.

Chorus cold be all majors or A minor, everything else majors or A and D minor, everything else majors. My favorites are the two first. I don't like the iv minor chord in that kind of progression. Of course it depends on the melody.

Don't just look at chords, try to find a melody or riff that fits those chords. Usually in metal you play those as power chords so it really doesn't matter if they are major or minor. The melody will make them major/minor. Power chord is just the root note and the fifth. Like E5 (power chord) has two notes, E (root/octave) and B (fifth).

And that "verse" bassline looks pretty similar to Def Leppard - Die Hard the Hunter (between the two solos and behind the last solo). That doesn't really matter, just saying.

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