#1
Anyone know upbeat chords that could replace F, Am and D Suspended?
I'm writing a song and the chords almost sound right, but too sad for the lyric.
#2
You could use Cmajor to replace the Am and try using Dmajor instead of the D suspended, dont know if that would work though.
#3
F (maj7), Gm (7), Am (7), Bb (maj7), C (7), Dm (7), Edim (7)

Those chords arein F major - experiment

You could move from Dsus to Dmajor, thats interesting because its not quite in the key of F major (that I think youre playing in). That sounds quite uplifting to me.
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Mar 19, 2011,
#4
Thanks but I need something higher than a regular D.

EDIT: Using D - G - C . Thanks for the help though Guys
Last edited by AussiePage at Mar 19, 2011,
#5
But boys will be boys and girls have those eyes
that'll cut you to ribbons, sometimes
and all you can do is just wait by the moon
and bleed if it's what she says you ought to do
Last edited by Hydra150 at Mar 19, 2011,
#6
Try playing with a different rhythm as well.
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#7
Quote by AussiePage
Anyone know upbeat chords that could replace F, Am and D Suspended?
I'm writing a song and the chords almost sound right, but too sad for the lyric.


Upbeat chords, are played as syncopation, that is when chords are played at a place other than the count, or downbeat, such as on the "and" of something. Eg. "2 and 3 and...."

You are also invoking 2 chords that are very similar and reinforce the minorish- results you are having, F and Am are very close in nature when used right after the other. I'd get rid of the Am and use a C or C maj7 if you are trying to make it more upbeat, and/or change F to F maj7....

Or...use Am7 in place of Am...or change all 3 to those other suggested chords.

Best,

Sean