#1
hi, really simple question here but here we go.
basically, yesterday i came up with what i really liked as a nice verse progression for a song. today i came up with a chorus progression. they both sound awesome seperately but i'm a little too braindead and intoxicated to memorize them both well enough that i can seamlessly go from one to the other to test if it makes sense- know what i mean?

basically, verses have the chords Bm Bm Em F# and chorus goes along to Bm A Em Em.

i've put a very rough version of each on my soundcloud here for anyone to have a listen to - the verse is 'untitled 6' and the chorus is 'untitled 6 chorus'
www.soundcloud.com/jackfanciesaleka

sorry if this is way too vague for anyone. but hopefully that'll do
thanks
#3
Quote by Faux
Yes they do.

edit: btw i rather like it too . It is in the key of B minor (D major)


It's (almost) always in one key rather than two. In this case it is in B minor, where it resolves to.

TS, do you know WHY it's in B minor? This could be a good opportunity to learn.
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#4
Quote by AlanHB
It's (almost) always in one key rather than two. In this case it is in B minor, where it resolves to.

TS, do you know WHY it's in B minor? This could be a good opportunity to learn.



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#5
Quote by AlanHB
It's (almost) always in one key rather than two. In this case it is in B minor, where it resolves to.

TS, do you know WHY it's in B minor? This could be a good opportunity to learn.


Because the first chord is in B minor
#6
Quote by white_ibanez10
Because the first chord is in B minor

Nope, sorry.
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#7
Quote by AlanHB
It's (almost) always in one key rather than two. In this case it is in B minor, where it resolves to.

TS, do you know WHY it's in B minor? This could be a good opportunity to learn.

i don't know why, no. you say it's almost always in the right key- is 'almost' in key as bad as completely not in key? or would they sound just like any regular accidental and not intrusive to the song?
#8
Quote by kthxbi
i don't know why, no. you say it's almost always in the right key- is 'almost' in key as bad as completely not in key? or would they sound just like any regular accidental and not intrusive to the song?


I meant to say it's almost always in one key, just to cover my bases with counter arguments such as key changes (although it's still in one key at a time) and extremely rare circumstances that I don't understand where it can be successfully argued that a song is in more than one key at a certain point.

The majority of the time, a song will stay in one key.

Anyways, lets start from the start, do you know your major and minor scales?
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#10
Quote by kthxbi
i do know the major and minor scales


Ok. Have you learnt how to harmonise the notes within the scales to create chords?
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#11
Quote by AlanHB
Ok. Have you learnt how to harmonise the notes within the scales to create chords?

urmm not really i don't think. i mean, there are certain intervals which i'll often use and know they'll be minor or major or whatever but i don't really know the theory behind it.
#12
Quote by kthxbi
urmm not really i don't think. i mean, there are certain intervals which i'll often use and know they'll be minor or major or whatever but i don't really know the theory behind it.


Ok, well I'd recommend looking into it then. As a very general hint there are 7 basic chords which can be created by any major or minor scale.

Check this out: http://www.musictheory.net/lessons/40

And continue lessons from there. Or even earlier lessons from the site if you're a bit hazy on the fundamentals.
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#13
Quote by AlanHB
It's (almost) always in one key rather than two. In this case it is in B minor, where it resolves to.

TS, do you know WHY it's in B minor? This could be a good opportunity to learn.

Because the F# chord is major, acting as Bm's V chord!
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#14
Quote by Kartman
Because the F# chord is major, acting as Bm's V chord!


Well sure. But lets focus on how to identify the key for now.
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#15
any two chords can combine with each other... but its always based on the genre tat you select the wright progression... for example if your searching for a dark sound you can mix the open e minor 5th chord with the A# minor 5th chord