#1
Does anyone know any weird or unusual chord progressions which sound good? I just want to increase my mind's chord progression library for improvising riffs. Thanks
#2
"Weird or unusual" is very vague though. There are certain chord progressions that would be very "weird or unusual' for some genres while being pretty run-of-the-mill in others. For example... a chord progression like Em-G#m-Em-G#m-Cm-G#m-Cm-G#m would sound very out of the ordinary in many genres but would sound perfectly normal in black metal.

You really need to be more specific about what you are looking for.
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#3
E major add flat5, E minor, D major add flat 5, G major, B Flat major major 7 add Aug4, f minor 6, d minor, e major.

8 chords total I like to play it slow. All the chords before the g major I play on the 4 bottom strings, the rest I play in open position. Make it into whatever you want it is a very moving chord progression.
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#4
I like chord progressions that stray away from the normal 4 or 8 chord format. I remember writing a 5 chord progression going F#m, G#/D diminished, Bm7, Gmajor7 (I like to think of it as a B5/G) and C#5. Works good for prog, especially with polymeters.
#5
"Weird or unusual" is very vague though. There are certain chord progressions that would be very "weird or unusual' for some genres while being pretty run-of-the-mill in others. For example... a chord progression like Em-G#m-Em-G#m-Cm-G#m-Cm-G#m would sound very out of the ordinary in many genres but would sound perfectly normal in black metal.

You really need to be more specific about what you are looking for.


Anything apart from the standard C F Am G. I'm hoping people will just post up some chord progressions I haven't thought of and I can experiment with them. Thanks for progressions already posted by the way.
#6
random tone cluster - random tone cluster - random tone cluster - random tone cluster

makes for some awesome stuff
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#7
These might be abit of a cliché in the jazz/fusion world, but i like them anyways.

Two chord vamp between two Dorian sounds, for example Gm7 for two bars, then Ebm9 for two bars.

Playing a substitution for the V in a ii-V-I is nice aswell, like Dm9-Dbmaj9-Cmaj7-Cmaj7.
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Anything apart from the standard C F Am G. I'm hoping people will just post up some chord progressions I haven't thought of and I can experiment with them. Thanks for progressions already posted by the way.


Try using non-diatonic chord progressions. For example... playing all major chords at symmetrical intervals. Try something like C-F# or C-D#-F# or C-E-G#. It sounds very... I don't know really. I would describe it as sounding almost scifi-ish sounding. Like from some 1970s movie about exploring the vasts depths... of space!
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#10
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Don't use any chords with a name.


What if the chord is name Elektra or Prometheus or Steven?
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I like chord progressions that stray away from the normal 4 or 8 chord format. I remember writing a 5 chord progression going F#m, G#/D diminished, Bm7, Gmajor7 (I like to think of it as a B5/G) and C#5. Works good for prog, especially with polymeters.


Thanks a lot this is a pretty cool progression
#14
Quote by cactus-dude
Thanks a lot this is a pretty cool progression


Goes really good with a 9/8 riff I made a while back
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#15
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I have noted that the band Animals as leaders use quite uncommon progressions. I didn't hear them before at least.

They just infuse Jazz ideas into Metal a lot, because Tosin went to GIT (I think) and learned all that stuff.