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Unread postby JonG430 » 22nd August, 2017, 8:43 am

Ok so I was thinking of writing some music and I got a really cool chord progression so what do you think?
(It's sort of a Latin/Cuban beat)

Am9 / Gb7sus2 / C7/F / Badd9
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Unread postby beastie1 » 22nd August, 2017, 2:06 pm

I can't play the chords so I don't know what it sounds like exactly, but from memory the progression works pretty well!
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Unread postby Dolly » 22nd August, 2017, 7:57 pm

I can't read music, so I demand a recording!
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Unread postby Scherzy » 22nd August, 2017, 8:46 pm


Click here for Vocaroo recording page!
for those of you wondering what it sounds like ^

as for my opinions on the progression, its pretty... jazzy? You'll have to expand on it if you want a latino feel, at the moment its not a lot of material to work with, but it's not a bad start. I'll see what i can do with it...

Also, nice to have another new yorker! welcome!
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Unread postby Scherzy » 22nd August, 2017, 8:48 pm

also don't feel the need to cram as many letters into your progressions as possible. In songwriting, specifically since you're gonna base the entire song around 4 chords, cohesion shouldn't be ignored :P
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Unread postby Jacketh » 22nd August, 2017, 9:20 pm

i'm so proud i have an intelligent son :heart:
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Re: @ anyone who understands music

Unread postby Scherzy » 23rd August, 2017, 12:14 am

aighttttt
i had a little fun with it, threw together some variations on the progression, ill attatch the sheet music 2
ive never actually written for drumset using musescore and it was being a pain so i just dropped the drums lel
i gave up trying to make it sound latino, if that's your goal I'd research latino music and make something a bit more appropriate for said genre, but all in all not a bad start :D

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(u can tell i got bored by the end... im not a very high endurance composer)
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Re: @ anyone who understands music

Unread postby JonG430 » 23rd August, 2017, 10:36 am

Thank you all for your ideas. With regards to Scherzy's comments, first off, I can not read sheet music to save my life, and second, I switched the second chord to F#mb5/D to get something like this.


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Latino rhythms are all about the piano and the percussion (especially the 3-2 clicks). Also, the four chords I chose are just for the verses of the song.
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Unread postby Scherzy » 23rd August, 2017, 7:23 pm

JonG430 wrote:F#mb5/D

lol just say F#dim/D dont complicate things
JonG430 wrote:the four chords I chose are just for the verses of the song.

And what sort of melody are you planning to put over it? u gon modulate anywhere or into the chorus?
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Unread postby JonG430 » 23rd August, 2017, 8:47 pm

Lol it's just what the chord I saw I'm not too good with aug/dim whatever, music theory isn't my greatest subject i just play which admittedly isn't the best thing to do. Also I'm not sure about the melody yet :/
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