#1
Hi,
I wrote a song and got chords for verse and chorus..

I worked a lil on it with my vocal teacher but he couldn't exactly help me in the chords as in the singing..

Any way.. My verses chords are like this
|F#m|Dsus2|A|E|
the lyrics tune is something like this:
F#m....D.......A .........E
-------------------------------------------
---------------------------------------------
-------2-1-----------------------------------
---4-------4-2-0------------------------------
-------------------4-4-4-5-4-2...------------ (x4)
-2---------------------------------------------

and the chorus is actually

G.........A .......G.......E
-------------------------------------
-3-3---3-2-0------5--2-0---0---- (x4)
---------------2--2----------2----
------------------------------
-----------------------------
-------------------------------

(the tabs are how I sing it..)
(if its too complicated to get I'll write gp5 file..)

Any way.. The verse and the chorus sounds good on their own..
Its just they are both on two different scales so if I just jump from the verse to the chorus it sounds a lil weird..
So I want to add something in the middle..

I added a small riff with the b string on 2nd fret.. but its not enough..
My teacher told me I need some "axis chord" (Its the best translate to english I got, don't know the exact expression)..
Some chord that I can put between the end of the verse (E) and the beginning of the chorus (G).. Something that will help me lead forward to there..

Can you help me find it please? I'm dying here ..

Thanks,
Yarden.
Last edited by mcjordan at Dec 11, 2011,
#2
You could do F#mi A D D

Then D would be the pedal chord, because it's the V of G, and it would already be a known, so it wouldn't sound particularly forced. That's a pretty vanilla way of doing it.
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#3
well thats great !
I sure need to work on it but ending with D defenately allow me to go to G !
I will work on it thank you !

if you are already here so..
how shell I do it backward either?

Ending the chorus at |G|A|D|E and returning to verse (F#m|D|A|E)
so between this I putted a bridge


|G|D|G|A|
|Bm|F#m|A|E|


but its too long I want to short it and also the Bm F#m not sounding so great when hitting them but they sure allow me to go back to verse after I hitted them and "reminded" that sound..

is there a better way? maybe something with D again?
#4
You could get from E directly to F#mi. Hit a stop section at the end of the chorus that goes E F and then right back into F#mi on the first beat of the verse again.
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#5
oh thats a genius !
you just pimped my song man !!

get a big virtual hug from me
#7
Good voice leading will eliminate the need for a pivot chord.

Verse x4
-2-2---0
-2-3-2-0-
-2-2-2-1-
-4---2-
-4------
-2-2-0-0

The 4th time, lose the IIIc and go straight to a VIIb, followed by a bII7 (below).
-
-5-4
-4-5
-2-4
---
-4-4

That'll take you in to the G chord.
Chorus x4.
------
3-2-3-5-
4-2-4-4
5-2-5-2
--0--
3---3-4