im not sure if its called chord progression or what but i cant find it on the internet anywhere. im trying to wright my own music but idk what chords go together how can i find this out? is there a site with a chart? or does it not matter? this mite be a dumb question and i would figure it out on my own if i knew where to look.
If It sounds good, go with it. rule numero uno.

But chord progressions are based on a scale. Say the key of c you chords would be:
Cmajor, Dminor, Eminor, Fmaj, Gmaj, Amin, Bb5b7(diminished)

Use the nubers corresponding to the degree of the scale. ex: Pop music= 1,5,6,4 or C,G,Am,F

If It sounds good, go ahead!!!!

Ex 2: Blues= 1,4,5, or C,F,G
or 1,4,1,5= C,F,C,G
Last edited by joshmckinnon at Apr 13, 2011,
Whatever scale you got, you always have this pattern for chords

Major, minor, minor, Major, Major, Minor, Diminished

So for the example above, the C major scale has the notes:


Which becomes

C, Dm, Em, F, G, Am, Bdim

Those should be the main chords for whatever song you write. You can use others, but you need to learn to alter chords and maybe even change keys.

But the rule remains: if it sounds good, use it.
Last edited by no bs johnny at Apr 13, 2011,
start here:


learn your theory and you'll begin to understand how chords work together.... each scale has different chords that sound good, the trick is learning the theory and how it all works together... anyways goodluck!
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