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What's your favorite chord progression ?

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  1. fattboyzz

    fattboyzz Senior Stratmaster

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    Just curious :0)
     
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    impossible to answer for me......i like a bunch of them.
    but if some huge power said i could only play one progression for the rest of my life, i guess it would be the blues progression. I-IV-V.
    some people have said they quit playing blues because nothing more can be done......thats a crock. there are tons of things beyond pentatonics.
     
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  3. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Right now, its this one.

     
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    The whole beginning part of "Lenny" by SRV. Something so serene about those chords.
     
  5. heltershelton

    heltershelton BANNED Strat-Talk Supporter

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    the thing about the blues progression, you can make it into just sbout anything using chord substitutions and inversions, and subs for those inversions.
    it goes on forever.
     
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    Chont Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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    A handful of songs I like that have cool chord progressions (at least to me)

    Downeaster Alexa - Billy Joel
    Sleep Walk - Santo and Johnny
    Honey Don't - Carl Perkins/Beatles
    Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out - Jimmy Cox
     
  7. knh555

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    Couldn't say I have a favorite, but the chord progression behind the solo in Dire Straits' Tunnel of Love deserves an honorable mention, especially when picked out appropriately.
     
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    EWF’s That’s The Way Of The World .
     
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    I IV V is the mother of all chord progressions.
     
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    Like others, there are many chord progressions I like. One of my favourites comes during the intro to 'I'll Keep it with Mine' as covered by Fairport Convention. As far as I can approximate it, it's G / Am7 / Bm plus high G note / Am7.

     
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    favorite swing turn around: generally a twist of a generic vi/ii/v, favoring 13ths (i's & ii's) and 9ths (everything else)
    i / #v – vi / #ii – ii / #v – v /#i – i
    works nicely with horns.

    beyond that, having a favorite progression seems ... discriminatory.
     
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  12. Thrup'ny Bit

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    Any that I can remember when I need them.
     
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    V-vii-iii-V-IV-vi-iii-IV-iii-iv
     
  14. amstratnut

    amstratnut Peace thru Music. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Wheres the 1?
     
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    Anything with 7ths.
     
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    I'm in the I IV V group, but there are a lot of really good songs that use I bVII IV. More than a lot.
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Got anything with prime numbers?
     
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  18. Mr. Lumbergh

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    I II III V VII. You could do something with that I reckon.
     
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    vi-ii-V-I
     
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    Here's one I wrote that I think is kind of cool. Am BDim C F Am E7 Am E7

     
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