#1
ok well im writing a song and well its not a happy song
and i just need some new chords to work with
so i want some sad chords and if ur wondering what im talking about heres an example

Major=Happy
Minor=Sad

please respond
#2
i am gonna assume you are new to guitar
songs that are mournful and sad dont need all minor chords
its the way you compose the song, the vocals, and the lyrics
and if you use all minor chords its gonna sound a little weird
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#5
a lot of minor and 7th chords will help give it a sad sound, but yeah its also a lot about how you play and compose the music.
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#6
some minor chords and slower tempo and strumming

just no seziure strumming
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#7
ok im hearing minors and majors and am lost....... r there any website tht i could find fingerings to chords???????????
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#9
try this: G, D, this: 244322, then this: 224432

Sorry dont know the name of the bar chords. Ha I never memorize chord names, just finger positions. Just strum each chord a few times.
#10
Thank u so much ive been lookin for somethin like this for a while!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#11
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try this: G, D, this: 244322, then this: 224432

Sorry dont know the name of the bar chords. Ha I never memorize chord names, just finger positions. Just strum each chord a few times.


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#12
awww I thought that was my own chord progression.
I kind of liked it too.
#14
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awww I thought that was my own chord progression.
I kind of liked it too.


You thought G, D was your own chord progression?
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#15
Quote by octavian
try this: G, D, this: 244322, then this: 224432

Sorry dont know the name of the bar chords. Ha I never memorize chord names, just finger positions. Just strum each chord a few times.


those other two chords are F# (244322) and Bm/F# (224432)
#16
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um. try using Em, C, G, D slowly.



Sorry stupid question im just learnin chords is Em Emajor or Eminor??????????????
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#18
The phrasing of the chord progressions, tempo, and strum patterns make your songs emotion more than trying to find chords that sound sad. You could write a sad song with G and D it just depends what you do with the chords.
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You thought G, D was your own chord progression?
You can make any chords your own progression depending on how you play them. Theres also more to it than G, D, F#, Bm/F#. So Bite me.
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#20
Quote by Bill Gluckman
The phrasing of the chord progressions, tempo, and strum patterns make your songs emotion more than trying to find chords that sound sad. You could write a sad song with G and D it just depends what you do with the chords.


Exactly what I was going to say. The emotion is captured in the speed, the strumming pattern, how it's picked (if its not completely strummed), and the progression between chords. Study songs that strike you as sad. Look at the notes they use relative to the scale they're in, how the chords are played etc. Radiohead is a great place to start, very unique chords in many of there songs.

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#21
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um. try using Em, C, G, D slowly.


dude those are the chords for so far away by staind
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dude those are the chords for so far away by staind


No, the chords to so far away are Ebm, B, Gbm, Dbm. And even if they were the same it doesn't matter. Everything I mentioned above can change the sound of the progression.

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thats how you play the chorus to hotel california.



the chorus to that is

G
D
Em
Bm
G
D
Em
F#
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#25
as long as its in the minor key it will probably have a sad feel to it. What metaljunkie says is true. Its the way you compose the song
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#26
i listen to a lot of those kind of songs... the folky kind of stuff...

for me, it's all about the rhythm and tempo, not necessarily the chords. i find 'heartbeats' by jose gonzalez quite sad, but that's really only because he plays it softly, on a classical guitar, in drop D, and with those lovely hammer ons... just fiddle about with same sad sounding chords and you'll come up with a nice riff/melody.

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