#1
I'm writing a song that starts on a Dm. The standard xx231

It then goes in to G, then Am7 to C. On the second time around, It goes into the IV chord, F. Resolved with an Fm.

But, the F sounds so much like the Dm.

I'm not diggin' it. How can I make the chords sound different from eachother?

BUT! I want to keep the high tone of the high F on the Dm chord. I like it.

I've been focusing on more of the... virtuoso shred metal aspect of guitar. Never written a love song before. Haha.
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#2
Because you didnt tab out or explain your voicings, Im assuming your using open chord voicings for this chord progression.

Hmmm...you could bar the F chord, using the bar chord fingering in first position. It'll be bassier, but sound much different.
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#3
Put an F in the bass. Try
E-1-
B-1-
G-2-
D-3-
A-x-
E-x-
Generally, notes in a chord that sound natural as a bass note are the root and fifth. Using the third makes it a little more ambiguous(I'm assuming what you did was move that D down to a C and keep the same voicing, leaving an A in the bass).
#4
Try playing a higher F.
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Or play a higher Dm.
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#5
Quote by Roythebattousai
I'm writing a song that starts on a Dm. The standard xx231

It then goes in to G, then Am7 to C. On the second time around, It goes into the IV chord, F. Resolved with an Fm.

But, the F sounds so much like the Dm.

I'm not diggin' it. How can I make the chords sound different from eachother?

BUT! I want to keep the high tone of the high F on the Dm chord. I like it.

I've been focusing on more of the... virtuoso shred metal aspect of guitar. Never written a love song before. Haha.
It's because your voicing (xxx231) has no root.

Fmaj=FAC
Dm=DFA

Remove the root from the Dm chord and you get an F powerchord.

This is why I never omit the root unless theres another instrument accompaning me, like a bass or a piano. Even then, IMO, omiting the root isn't a smart idea.
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#6
Quote by demonofthenight
It's because your voicing (xxx231) has no root.

Fmaj=FAC
Dm=DFA

Remove the root from the Dm chord and you get an F powerchord.

This is why I never omit the root unless theres another instrument accompaning me, like a bass or a piano. Even then, IMO, omiting the root isn't a smart idea.


yea...so in other words play the Dm as (xx0231)
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#7
Quote by demonofthenight
It's because your voicing (xxx231) has no root.

Fmaj=FAC
Dm=DFA

Remove the root from the Dm chord and you get an F powerchord.

This is why I never omit the root unless theres another instrument accompaning me, like a bass or a piano. Even then, IMO, omiting the root isn't a smart idea.


That voicing does have the root.. the root just isn't in the bass. And if you take out the D from a D minor chord you get F and A.. so it isn't a power chord. F and C would be.

TS you should put a D in the bass for the D minor chord. Like ^^ said, (xx0231) would give you that, as well as a doubled root.. which will help differentiate it from F since there's no D in F major.
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#8
Like it has been said, play the D on the 4th string, and it should work better,
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