Questions and Answers
Doowop is one of my favorite types of music, and i have always loved the chord progressions on the piano. But I can never figure them out. If anyone could give me a basic progression with the chords written out like d#7m (for those that dont know, this is a minor d sharp 7th chord), id be very happy.
The simplest progression would be I,II,V, I or C, Dm7, G7, C. Or, you could use the most popular version which is I, VIm7, IIm7, V7, I, or C6, Am7, Dm7, G7, C.
Get a fake book - the most popular one is called The Real Book
or look in a music theory book.
Basically I am wanting to know which chords are in which chord progressions.
Perhaps I have misunderstood something?
Well some chord progressions are very popular and get re-used all the time, which results in these progressions getting unique names.
The best example is "rhythm changes" which is simply the chords from George Gershwin's song "I Got Rhythm"
However, a chord progression is simply the chords of a song. If you were asked to play piano with somebody and they wanted to do a song you didn't know, you would ask for the chords. If it was a common progression, they may just tell you "I vi IV V in Eb" or something. If they were more unique, they would tell you the specific chords.