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I do not know of any sites but i love gospel music! Nothing better than feeling good in the Lord..... Good luck to you.
Could I get some suggestions on good rock chord progressions?
All the songs I write seem to be in Em
I'm looking for some good progressions with some power (but not all powerchords (like A5 C5 etc)
I'm trying to get a good rock sound out. I have an acoustic guitar so that is part of my problem but also I've heard good upbeat songs played on acoustics so I SHOULDN't have a problem.
Am i jsut trying to hard?
I - V - vi - IV : for example 'Dammit' (Blink-182), 'Feeling This' (Blink-182), 'No Woman, No Cry' (Bob Marley), 'Farmhouse' (Phish) 'Glycerine' (Bush), 'With or Without You' (U2), 'Let It Be' (The Beatles), 'On Fire' (Switchfoot), 'Hide and Seek' (Imogen Heap). In fact, almost all pop punk bands have at least several of their songs encompassing this chord progression. This progression uses the same chords as the 50s progression, in a different order.
I - I - IV - V : for example the verse of 'Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)' by Green Day and the verse of Blitzkrieg Bop by The Ramones.
I - VI - III - VII : a progression in minor. One of the most common progressions nowadays. Used in many genres, including pop, rock, techno, punk, metal and many others. For example, 'The Kids Aren't Alright' (The Offspring), 'Dammit I Changed Again' (The Offspring), 'Self Esteem' (The Offspring), 'Crawling' (Linkin Park), 'Numb' (Linkin Park), 'Hands Held High' (Linkin Park), 'Don't Drag Me Down' (Social Distortion), 'Let U Go' (ATB), 'Jokero' (Akcent), 'Believe' (Yellowcard), 'Holiday' (Green Day), 'White Shadows' (Coldplay),
I - II - IV: e.g., Stay With Me (The Faces), Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts club Band (The Beatles)
I - VII-IV : came into prominence from the late 60's onward with gospel/country/blues influenced rock. BVII, is a major chord as opposed to the "natural" seventh chord (viidim) which is diminished, and is also known as the "Mountain 7" chord in old-timey and country circles e.g 'Sweet Home Alabama' (Lynyrd Skynyrd), 'Gloria' (Van Morrison), 'With A Little Help From My Friends' (REF) (Beatles), 'Sympathy for the Devil' (w/ 'V') (The Rolling Stones), 'Takin' Care Of Business' (Bachman-Turner Overdrive), 'Pink Houses' (John Cougar Mellencamp), 'Can't You See' (Marshall Tucker Band), 'I Can See Clearly Now' (REF) (Johnny Nash), 'The End' (w/ 'bIII') (The Doors), 'More Than A Feeling' (intro & vs) (Boston (band)), 'Paradise City' (Guns N' Roses), 'R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A.' (John Cougar Mellencamp), 'Beautiful Girls' (ending tag) (Van Halen)
i - VI - IV : e.g.,'Heart Shaped Box' (Nirvana) (first chord can be major)
i - III - VII - IV : 'Mad World' (Tears for Fears), 'Wonderwall' (Oasis) and 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams' (Green Day) (First chord can be major (I-III-VII- IV): e.g., 'Bohemian Like You' (The Dandy Warhols))
I - III - IV : e.g., the guitar solo from 'Free Bird' (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
i-III-IV-VI : 'House of the Rising Sun' (The Animals) (First chord can be major)
i - VII - VI - VII : e.g 'Don't Fear The Reaper' (Blue Oyster Cult) (first chord can be major)
I've seen the most popular "gospel keyboard" websites and they are charging like crazy to learn them. Other than those sites, books on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble don't really have books that seem to explain passing chords enough to create your own progressions. Unless there is a resource I have not found... Which is why and what I am asking. If you represent one of those sites I easily found on Google for a "gospel keyboard" site, please save your auto-typing/pasting of a link to your costly DVDs and books. NO WEAK ANSWERS FOR YAHOO! ANSWERS POINTS! Thank you =)
What you are saying involves chordal harmony at the least. I suggest one book that will help you immensely for a lifetime.
I used it at Berklee and outside to help advance students understand what passing chord progressions was all about.
With this material, it won't cost you anything and you will learn.