#1
I am fairly new to guitar, I mean I can play a lot of things, but every time I write my own stuff, I like it, but it never sounds happy.

Im trying to write a happy song for this girl, but like the chords sound amazing, just sad and depressing.

What are some happy sounding chords that go together? or what? haha. Im so new.
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#3
Major chords.

Also look at what rhythms you are playing, note values, voicings, octaves etc.

Make it upbeat, not just quick. staccato, bright sounding.

(Check out some reggae )
#5
I Love Csus2 first heard it on pink floyds coming back to life followed by a C major, it just sounds really happy and content
#6
Trust me, if you use exclusively major chords, your song is gonna sound like shit (that is, if you don't use a I-IV-V progression). Just make your song upbeat, like said earlier, and write it in a major key, not just major chords.
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#7
Quote by Kartman
Trust me, if you use exclusively major chords, your song is gonna sound like shit (that is, if you don't use a I-IV-V progression). Just make your song upbeat, like said earlier, and write it in a major key, not just major chords.



Even then it sounds lacking. For a standard 1-4-5 dominant 7's are the standard.
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#8
well, maybe try using the old favourite G-D-Em-C progression, but to make it unique, try using a capo, or try a new strumming pattern. But if its for a girl, she'll usually focus more on the lyrics, so try and make them happy sounding too, not just the music.
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#9
Try this, use mainly major chords, and then add in suspended chords...Dsus2 then some other stuff then something that goes directly back to a Dsus4. It is alright to use minor chords in a happy song, but just make sure you are in a major key.

Sus chords sound flighty-happy, which, when used judiciously, can make near anything sound happy
#11
Quote by little_angus
D7 and A7 are very happy ;-)


In fact A7 is the happiest chord of all
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