#1
So I wrote out this chord progression last night before I went to bed.

Am Gmaj Dm Am Gmaj Dm Am Gmaj Em Cmaj Em Dm Gmaj

I'm writing a "sad" song, and I like the sound of this progression, but what could come after the last Gmaj that would sound good? I don't have to resolve to the Am yet, do I?

The above is the verse of the song (so far). I want the chorus to have a similar sad sound, but what would a good transition point?

Any help would be much appreciated.
#2
Maybe F then E, then back to Am. I love the V i resolution.

Also, you don't have to write "maj" every time. Just write "G" or "C" or whatever.
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#3
Quote by food1010
Maybe F then E, then back to Am. I love the V i resolution.

Also, you don't have to write "maj" every time. Just write "G" or "C" or whatever.


Yeah, just a habit I guess of writing "maj" on forums.

I'll try the F-E-Am, thanks,
#4
I thought C sounded good in my head.. don't know if it will work same... but i probably am phrasing it differently.. I was thinking the end progression would be (from your last em) em dm G, C although I was naturally picking it in my head.. maybe i should try strumming