Over the past few years, I've developed a sort of obsession with this tense-sounding chord progression and have noticed it in 1980s-present popular/alternative music. I've wasted too much time trying to find its name - or do songwriters just like the way it sounds? Think "Centuries", "Handclap", and "Sunday Bloody Sunday"...(examples inside) [more inside]
My (very nearly) eight year old has progressed to the point on guitar where she can play root positions pretty cleanly. Any suggestions for songs that are pretty simple - one chord across the verse, no quick changes. Can be folk or pop or whatever. I'm digging through Rise Up Singing right now.
Piano noob. I enjoy putting my fingers where they're not supposed to go, getting a strangled walrus sound, moving one finger and suddenly getting something wonderful. I look up what I've played to identify the chord and look for songs that use it. But what's E B D♭ E? It sounds sad and sweet but appears to be nameless.
I've been trying to work out the chords to Liz Phair's "Shitloads of Money," a song which speaks to me in these trying times, so that I might play them on the ukulele. Some of them are eluding me. [more inside]
Remedial music theory question: I've been playing along to this song (which is amazing) and the chords are E, G#m, C#m, A, B – all fairly common E major stuff. However, the song includes both an f#m and also an f#maj chord, the latter of which is not part of E major. [more inside]
I'm learning how to play the ukulele, and I've come across the AaddG chord in a few songs I've wanted to learn. When I've searched the web for what the fingering for this chord should be, though, I never find anything -- just links back to the chords/lyrics pages I've been looking at. How do I play the AaddG? What would the fingering be? (It seems to be used a lot after an Am or an A# chord, FWIW.)
I love Guitar Toolkit on my iPhone. Specifically, the scale and chord features. I want the same functionality on my desktop monitor so I can see more than 5 frets at a time. [more inside]
We are going to have a big campfire singalong next weekend with a group of very awesome musicians. We want to have a few songbooks available so everyone can play and sing along. Our vibe is 70s/80s/90s pop tunes. Surely someone has made a songbook of these songs and posted them on the internet. Can you please help us find it? Our google searches have turned up nothing pre-made. We know about Rise Up Singing, not really our jam (plus not freely downloadable, which we would prefer.) Thank you for your help! [more inside]
How do you know that the music you are making hasn't already been written? I have a decent level of proficiency with one instrument and recently branched out and have started learning the basics of a few others. I have never made original music and recently have started tooling around and playing my "own" songs on a combination of a few instruments. It seems unlikely that I am playing anything unique which leads me to wonder how does one know when they are? Thanks.
I always hear the very end of this song on the local rock station, but never any other part! Since much of what the station plays (94.1 WHJY, "94 HJY" in Providence, RI) could be called "classic rock", I'm going to assume it falls into that category. A butchered GarageBand approximation of the outro is attached. (Note that the actual outro is played on an electric guitar - it's actually chords.) [more inside]
This guy has the only worthwhile acoustic cover of Santa Fe by Beirut on Youtube. This tab sounds really wrong to me. The first two chords in the progression (F# and B) are good, then I'm like, whaaa? [more inside]
Song with Piano Riff Stuck in Head and can't get it out. [more inside]
Are there guitar chords for this version of Stevie Nicks's "Wild Heart" on the internet anywhere? [more inside]
Help me find lyrics and music to the terrific Youssou N'Dour song Gorgui, in the original Wolof. [more inside]
I like playing the piano by following guitar chords. However I don't understand, and nor can I find any reference material, on what certain chords mean. [more inside]
Source for machine-readable lists of chord progressions of popular songs? [more inside]
Where can I get the chords of a song taken from Night of the Hunter ? [more inside]
What are the chord progressions for "Bird Song" by Bert Jansch? [more inside]
Can you help me identify this guitar riff? I have a feeling it might be Roy Harper, but I can't find the track (and I haven't heard it for 30 years...) [more inside]
Ska band with a horn section. Prominent piano (?) chords on the off-beat, following the pattern I i i iv. No, that's not a typo: the first tonic chord is major, the rest are minor. Name that tune?
Music theory quickie: How would you name these chords? [more inside]
Help me learn some union/protest/solidarity songs, please. [more inside]
Can anyone out there tell me the chords used in this cover of "Atlantic City" by Bruce Springsteen? [more inside]
Guitar chords for Yiddish song "Margaritkelach"? [more inside]
What are your favorite Halloween themed songs, suitable for an esl class ? [more inside]
I am trying to record a simple cover version of a fairly obscure song ("Mr Loveman" by Yvonne Carroll), but my confidence in my ability to work out even simple chord changes is pretty low and the song can't be found on any of the usual sites. Could someone please help me out with the chords here? [more inside]
I've finally managed to attend a jazz class. Our first homework is to search for the available melodic options over the chord changes of an F blues (ie over each chord). Could you provide me with an annotated roadmap ?
Can someone with a better ear than me pick out the chords in Judee Sill's "There's a Rugged Road"? [more inside]
Anyone know the chords in the Cullen Gaylean arrangement of "Wayfaring Stranger"? Or any other arrangement that does not use minor chords in the verse? [more inside]
Help me get my head around chords in music. I think I understand the basics, but then get confused when thinking about progressions, inversions, root movements etc. [more inside]
I've been playing acoustic guitar for a bunch of years now (and am so-so at it). I really like those transitional moments between chords -- stuff you can throw in to make just strumming along a bit more interesting; things like the turnaround in Alice's Restaurant, but even really simple things like -- starting on a D chord and leading on the low e string 0-2-3 to get to a G chord. What are your favorite little phrases like those? Or, alternatively, do those have an official name I can google? Or, alternatively alternatively, any good websites or books for that kind of thing? Oh -- I mostly play with a pick, so I'm more interested in phrases you can play that way.
What is the best way to master scales, chords, and chord progressions on the piano / keyboard. More specifically, help me create harmony and melody. My husband and I are starting to create music on our computer. I think I have a pretty good ear for what sounds good, but I feel like a complete hack on the keyboard. I would like to become proficient at hitting keys that sound well together or next to each other. I am studying basic theory, but where does the rubber meet the road? Is it simply muscle memory? I am not really interested in playing a piece of sheet music, but if that will help, I will learn. I just want to create my own music. I know I have to practice, but practice doing what? I would be rather proud of myself if someone told me drop and play I V vi IV in F Major and I could do it without thinking.
I'm trying to insert graphic chord diagrams (little pictures that show where to put your fingers) into a text document that shows the chord names (like C-minor). Any chord name could match 4 or 5 possible diagrams. I'm trying to figure out a way, in any mac or web software, to give myself a little pop-up menu asking which of the four I'd like to insert--and then, when I choose it, insert it! Can anyone point me in any direction for achieving something like this?
What's the best way to display my collection of ASCII guitar chords and tablature on my iPhone? [more inside]
where can i find acoustic chord books with lyrics in or around MORELIA, Mexico? [more inside]
Can anyone with good academic-library-fu point me toward an article that argues for cultural differences between how certain keys or chords are interpreted affectively? Specifically, I'm looking for a source for the claim that perceiving minor chords as sad is specifically a Western thing, and that non-Westerners don't perceive minor chords as sad and/or they perceive other types of chords as sad (or whatever). [more inside]
Music types: help me identify exactly what it is that I dislike about these particular types of jazz! [more inside]
Why do minor chords sound cold? [more inside]
Why exactly is the appeal of those notorious four chords in pop music? I hear them everywhere, and I am starting to lose my shit. [more inside]
PianoFilter: So, it's a bit embarrassing, but I'm a music grad student, and I can't play piano. Now, I'm coming upon my piano proficiency test in a few weeks, and I'm panicking. I need to play and memorize two piano bits in hymn style (bass notes in left hand, melody/chords in right), and I just can't seem to make it all work. Help? [more inside]
does anyone know the guitar chords/ tab for Chad Vangaalen's echo train? PLease....
I'm looking for songs that have a particular kind of chord progression. Specifically songs that have long sequences descending by fourths. For example: ii-V-I-IV-vii-III-vi, like in Gary Moore's Still got the Blues, and similarly in Gloria Gaynor's I Will Survive. I'm pretty certain this is ridiculously common, but for whatever reason, I'm coming up dry.
Guitar chords for 'Hippopotamus Song' by Flanders and Swann? [more inside]
What are your favourite non-general guitar tab/chord sites? [more inside]
Given a set of guitar chords, I want to know how I can determine what key a song is in. [more inside]
Easy guitar question! Can anyone help me figure out what chords are being played in the chorus to this youtube video? [more inside]
Please help me find chords and tab for Budgie's "Young is a World"... [more inside]
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