#1
Hey there.

I was just wondering, beside the normal I, IV, V7 chord progression, what other good chord progressions are there? Particularly for metal.

I know, it's a nOOb question, but thing is I usually only play with the I, IV, V7 chord progression and I wanna learn something new.
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#2
ii-V-I is a jazzy one, works well with 7th chords also.
I-VI-IV-V is a nice reliable one for most circumstances.

Just play around, so long as you place emphasis on strong chords like I and V it should all sound musical, and you might happen on something a bit special.
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#3
Ahhh ok, Thx alot dude..just one more very embaressing question lol

Take that II V I progression you just gave me.

If I wanna play That in the key of C.

Will it be :

C ,D, G,C

???

Because since I only used the I, IV, V7 chord progression, Its a give that whichever key you are playing at, thatll be the "I".

But if a chord progression starts with a II...what then?
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What's the big deal with Gibsons, anyway?
I've heard loads of Gibsons being played before
and they don't sound any more special than
any other guitar.

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#4
Nah, just play the I for twice as long. I like to play around with patterns, so I get something like:

am7 / / / / D7 / / / / G7 / / / / G7 /

So that the last bar doesn't just completely echo the third one, but whatever suits you best. ii - V - I is, I believe, a Jazz standard, but I like it in floaty ballads as well. Not great for metal, though.

Also keep in mind 12 bar blues:

I - I - I - I - IV - IV - I - I - V - IV - I - I
Last edited by TheUnholy at Jul 23, 2006,
#5
^ careful with your notation of progressions. minor chords need to be lowercase. so it would be more of ii V I (or at least i see it that way more often).

eternal one, i suggest you read corwinoid's post here. it has some really good info and should help you work out new progressions.
#6
Ooh, good call Jof.

I'll go edit that now if it'll still let me.

And nice link, as well.
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#7
Im a big fan of the 1950s jazz progressions. Like the l vi ii V and l vi lV V. Theyre always fun to jam to.
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