#1
i have song with the chord progression Am, Dm, C, Em.
but i cant figure out what chords to use alternatively during a different part of the song like say the chorus. any ideas?
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#2
No. We have no idea what kind of song it is, we have no idea how you're playing it, and we have no idea what you want it to sound like. We can't write a song for you.
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#3
Quote by donwuzhere69
i have song with the chord progression Am, Dm, C, Em.
but i cant figure out what chords to use alternatively during a different part of the song like say the chorus. any ideas?

Simple; what sounds good to you? Go with that.
#4
bloody hell. Why are you overanalysing which chords to use? music isnt an english exam, it's art!
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#5
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bloody hell. Why are you overanalysing which chords to use? music isnt an english exam, it's art!

So this means there should be no thought behind it?
#8
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He's agreeing with your earlier post dumbass.

Just because I said that he should go with "what sounds good" doesn't mean that I'm suggesting he doesn't think about what he's doing. Here's some help for you:

1. Open ass.
2. Remove head.
#9
pull a petrucci...and make them into 11 chords. hence A11..ect ect. if you dont know what im talking about..check out almost every clean part of images and words.
#10
Quote by donwuzhere69
i have song with the chord progression Am, Dm, C, Em.
but i cant figure out what chords to use alternatively during a different part of the song like say the chorus. any ideas?


well there are some standard conventions you can use for something like that. It would appear your first part here is in A aeolian, so your progression is i iv III v.

For the next part you can modulate that up a minor 3rd to c minor : Cm, Fm, Eb, Gm

Or modulate to the relative major of C major: C, F, Em, G or find any other progression in C major you like.

Modulate to the parallel major is a possibility too: A, D, Cm, E

or a common power ballad convention is a sort of scalar progression (this one works best if you're using power chords): Am, C, Dm, F G
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#11
i have song with the chord progression Am, Dm, C, Em.
but i cant figure out what chords to use alternatively during a different part of the song like say the chorus. any ideas?
Thats in A minor. The triads in A minor are Am Bdim C Dm Em F G. Note that E is often used instead of Em. Try playing these chords in different orders.
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#12
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Thats in A minor. The triads in A minor are Am Bdim C Dm Em F G. Note that E is often used instead of Em. Try playing these chords in different orders.
It's actually in C major. The chords resolve to C not A. But the triads are still the same.

Quote by robbo_0013
bloody hell. Why are you overanalysing which chords to use? music isnt an english exam, it's art!
Just like a painting, some things look (sound?) good and some things dont. Generally a painter wont mix warm colours with cool colours unless they were going for some effect and generally reds symbolise passion (sorry not much of a painter, I failed year 7 art ).
Just like with music, IMO specially chord movements symbolise special feelings. Like I associate aeolian progressions (different to minor progressions, I'll explain why if anyones interested) with passion and romance and I associate dominant chords with power and major seventh's with relaxation.
#13
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Just because I said that he should go with "what sounds good" doesn't mean that I'm suggesting he doesn't think about what he's doing. Here's some help for you:

1. Open ass.
2. Remove head.


I love how all your insults come with a massive smiley next to them
#15
Quote by Mike
It's actually in C major. The chords resolve to C not A.
Thats not how I hear it. I think the v - i movement for A minor is stronger than the ii - I movement for C major
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#16
Quote by demigod90234
well there are some standard conventions you can use for something like that. It would appear your first part here is in A aeolian, so your progression is i iv III v.

For the next part you can modulate that up a minor 3rd to c minor : Cm, Fm, Eb, Gm

Or modulate to the relative major of C major: C, F, Em, G or find any other progression in C major you like.

Modulate to the parallel major is a possibility too: A, D, Cm, E

or a common power ballad convention is a sort of scalar progression (this one works best if you're using power chords): Am, C, Dm, F G



this was prolly the only helpful reply here
but thanks man
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#17
^Remind me not to try and help you again then.
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#18
this was prolly the only helpful reply here


You gave no information. How the hell is anyone supposed to help?
You just came in here and said "write a song for me".
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#19
aenimus prime yea u did help too i didnt see
but i was just having trouble coming up with a different chord progression that would go g ood with the one i had
i didnt need a song written for me
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#20
Quote by donwuzhere69
aenimus prime yea u did help too i didnt see
but i was just having trouble coming up with a different chord progression that would go g ood with the one i had


Then try elaborating on what the **** you're looking for. "Good" means nothing.
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#21
One thing you gotta understand around here, is that even if you don't find someone's particular information useful, you better appreciate it or at the very least not insult it because people will start to ignore you very fast. Just an FYI.
#22
i got what i needed so its kool now
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