At 2/19/11 09:48 PM, Chris-V2 wrote:
I like texture that varies - so I can chose a basic progression and go from maybe
Hey, if you want to be really mid- to late-Romantic, you don't even need a chord progression or a key signature: just choose a single note, tonicize it, and go crazy with all sorts of chromaticism!
Or, you could stick to your tried-and-true chord progressions (all written in C Major for sake of simplicity):
- CM - Dm/F - CM/G - G7 - CM (I - ii6 - I6/4 - V7 - I)
- CM - Am - CM/G - G7 - CM (I - vi - I6/4 - V7 - I)
- CM - Bdim* - Am - G7 - CM (I - viio - vi - V7 - I)
(*alternatively, try a half-diminished 7 chord for some barbecue spiciness)
For a more jazzy chord progression, you could try this one, in C Minor:
- Cm7 - Fm7 - G7 - Cm7 (i7 - iv7 - V7 - i7)
or in the parallel major (C Major), it sounds very spicy:
- CM7 - FM7 - G7 - CM7 (I7 - IV7 - V7 - I7)
I'm wondering if I should write a guide to basic theory, touching on subjects like basic key signatures, basic modes, basic harmonic analysis & chord structures... Would anyone be interested in such a guide?
(I promise I won't make it too in-depth, and I'll start with the basics, but it might help out anyone who hasn't had the opportunity to take music theory classes.)