#1
It sounds weird as far as what I originally wanted but I think it sounds good at the same time.

I originally wanted to write something in E minor but this progression doesn't really sound like E minor or G major for that matter.

B5 Dmaj(no 5th) A5 Em F#5

I'm pretty sure this is a chromatic progression because of the F#5 but I am not sure.

Can someone explain it to me a little?

EDIT:
This is only the intro to this song I'm doing so the progression is more than likely going to change a little as the song goes but still.
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Last edited by RockGuitar92 at Dec 6, 2009,
#2
It gives an impression of i-III-VII-iv-V in B minor, I´d say. Got to go now but, try playing Bm, Dmaj7, A, Em, F# and feel it out!
#3
You know what? You're right. I was thinking too far into it.
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#5
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How does the Dmaj make it chromatic? It fits in E minor.

My bad I meant the F#5 because of the C# in it.

EDIT: That one guy was right anyway. It appears to be in a more Bminor kind of tone.
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#6
Well, power chords are never really meant to make a harmony due to their lack of a 3rd, all they really do is reinforce the overtones and make it sound thicker, so you can get away with that one.
#7
Quote by pwrmax
Well, power chords are never really meant to make a harmony due to their lack of a 3rd, all they really do is reinforce the overtones and make it sound thicker, so you can get away with that one.

All it is is the intro riff/lead riff. It's not just chords but they are the main force behind the lead and the rhythm.
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#8
Quote by RockGuitar92
It sounds weird as far as what I originally wanted but I think it sounds good at the same time.

I originally wanted to write something in E minor but this progression doesn't really sound like E minor or G major for that matter.

B5 Dmaj(no 5th) A5 Em F#5

I'm pretty sure this is a chromatic progression because of the F#5 but I am not sure.

Can someone explain it to me a little?

EDIT:
This is only the intro to this song I'm doing so the progression is more than likely going to change a little as the song goes but still.


Simply put you could play D Major over this

The B is the vi D is the I A is the V Em is the ii and F# is the iii

I teach things like this in my music theory course online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRzAEgb59-0

Now, You could just as easily see this as a B Aeolian (minor) and get away with it just fine, its the exact same notes as the D major scale. However you choose to approach it.

Sean