#1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXPNHU5m69U


hey guys so i've been listening to this song a lot lately, and i'm trying to figure out what is it about the chords in the intro that i enjoy so much, as in what chords are being used and what function do they have ??
it's up to about 45 seconds, that i'm confused about.
from what I saw a certain part is 2 major chords that are half steps away from each other, that's all i could really get out of it but as in fuction etc, i'm lost. Anyone that can help i'd appreciate it
#2
The riff seems to move the same chord shape around (it's a madd9 chord - the fast palm muted notes are the root of the chord). The main progression is I bII I bVII bVI. It has a lot of chromaticism in it. The shape looks like this: x x 10 9 11 x with the fast palm muted notes on the open 5th string (or the 12th fret of that string) - that's the root of the chord. I watched a video of somebody playing it and the song seems to be in D tuning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKUNDyUPiI

Why do you like the sound of it? I don't know. Maybe because it sounds fresh/unconventional. But we can't really tell you why you like something because different people like different things for different reasons.

What function do they have? I don't know if they really have a "function" (in the normal sense). It's just chromatic stuff, moving the same shape around and creating a "melody" that way. Well, it does have a pretty clear tonic (that's G) and as I said, the chords are I bII I bVII bVI (all madd9 chords) in relation to the tonic.
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#3
Gm9 Abm9 Gm9 Fm9 Gbmaj7

into 0:23
Gm9 Abm9 Bbm9 Fsus2 (A/C#m polychord which can be analyzed as just Amaj7)

Just chromatic funsies.
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lots of flirting with the other key without confirming. JUST LIKE THEIR LOVE IN THE MOVIE OH DAMN.
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you're acting like you have perfect pitch or something
#4
Quote by MaggaraMarine
The riff seems to move the same chord shape around (it's a madd9 chord - the fast palm muted notes are the root of the chord). The main progression is I bII I bVII bVI. It has a lot of chromaticism in it. The shape looks like this: x x 10 9 11 x with the fast palm muted notes on the open 5th string (or the 12th fret of that string) - that's the root of the chord. I watched a video of somebody playing it and the song seems to be in D tuning.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKKUNDyUPiI

Why do you like the sound of it? I don't know. Maybe because it sounds fresh/unconventional. But we can't really tell you why you like something because different people like different things for different reasons.

What function do they have? I don't know if they really have a "function" (in the normal sense). It's just chromatic stuff, moving the same shape around and creating a "melody" that way. Well, it does have a pretty clear tonic (that's G) and as I said, the chords are I bII I bVII bVI (all madd9 chords) in relation to the tonic.


hey man, thanks for the reply, i guess i like it because of the funky feeling it gives me lol, i love how they play metal but with a little twist to it

and what do you mean by the bII bVII bVI ?
#5
Quote by NeoMvsEu
Gm9 Abm9 Gm9 Fm9 Gbmaj7

into 0:23
Gm9 Abm9 Bbm9 Fsus2 (A/C#m polychord which can be analyzed as just Amaj7)

Just chromatic funsies.


i like the chromatic sound man, depends on how it's used. I still have to find a good way to use it on my songs, it's hard for me :P
#6
Quote by enloartworks
hey man, thanks for the reply, i guess i like it because of the funky feeling it gives me lol, i love how they play metal but with a little twist to it

and what do you mean by the bII bVII bVI ?

Those are just the scale degrees the chords are built on. bII chord is built on the minor second scale degree, and in the key of G that would be Ab; bVII is built on the minor 7th scale degree, and in the key of G that would be F; and bVI is built on the minor 6th scale degree, and in the key of G that would be Eb.

And a correction to the chord shape. It should be x x 10 9 12 x.
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Bach Stradivarius 37G
Charvel So Cal
Fender Dimension Bass
Hartke HyDrive 210c
Ibanez BL70
Laney VC30
Tokai TB48
Yamaha FG720S-12
Yamaha P115
Last edited by MaggaraMarine at Dec 28, 2015,