#1
So, to start off...I'm new here. Anyways, I've been working on this one composition of mine for a few months now and I've hit a rut. The song is in D Major, and I've kinda got a verse part, but I was wondering is there anyway to get from the chord progression, "G Bm Em Em" back to a Dmaj without using Amaj that doesn't sound choppy? Any tips or words of wisdom would be appreciated...
#4
Well, hmm, let me try it out...give me a few minutes. I'll see what I can do. Chromatics?? How so?
#5
Hmm...ok so I tried it. Idk, I'm just having difficulties...I came up with the first chord progression and a solo and riff all on this one chord progression, but I'm having trouble coming up with a verse or anything else for that matter. Idk, I was thinking of my girlfriend when I wrote it and I want to finish it for her....
#6
Keep struggling until you get it. It's what all true musicians do!

Also: Chromatic scales = Not a good idea for a song about your girlfriend.
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#7
Good point, I wondered...although I did use that idea in the original compostion, I went from B to Bflat...yeah...it sounded cool and it fit my riff. Thanx for the insight. I will defnitely continue working on it.
#8
Chromatics sound good.

My suggestion is this: After you finish with Em, play an Eb7 (Eb9 or anyother altered dominant could work as well) as a passing chord before you play your Dmaj. Eb7 is actually the tritone sub to Amaj, so it resolves just as well but sounds completely different.

So your progression looks like:
Gmaj Bm Em Eb7 Amaj Xmaj/min and so on

I'd also suggest that you change that Bm to a B7. It leads bit better to Em, although it doesn't have the same feel as Bm.

To me that progression sounded jazzy so I gave a jazzy suggestion.
#10
How does Em - D sound 'choppy'?
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How does Em - D sound 'choppy'?


Because the harmonic movement sounds choppy because of the preceding chords (G and Bm)

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#12
Why does G Bm Em D sound choppy then?
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