Chord Progression Charts/Lists

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  1. Dskillz

    Dskillz aka MG The Future

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    Wandering if any of you more advanced R&B composers could spare a few Progressions for us.

    i.e. - I - IV - III - I

    That sort of thing ^

    Doesnt really matter which key or scale - id just like to know the type of progressions, especially fond in modern r&b.

    Also, if the chord progression changes from minor to major... let that be known.

    I know some producers that start in Minor and end their progression in major.

    (3 keys to 4 keys..etc)

    Thanks.

    And if you have any websites or charts..post em !
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  2. ..DX..

    ..DX.. DL of Baysick Productions

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    i never understood the roman numerals
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  3. Dskillz

    Dskillz aka MG The Future

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    Scales Have 7 Keys (Usually)

    Each Numeral Corresponds To Each Key In That Scale.

    So when you see IV -

    Thats just the 4th Key Of that particular scale you choose - and you build that chord...
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  4. Mighty GK

    Mighty GK omg 2012

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  5. Dskillz

    Dskillz aka MG The Future

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    ^ When i used the Dre Chord - FM gave me -

    I followed the structure for my backbone - and it was fire.

    Then I started building around it - and it turned out to be a hot track that was more original than "Dre" - but it was all based on Dre's Progression - i just freaked it different.

    Thats one of many reasons..im concerned...

    Chords and Popular Progressions - Definetely Help Build A Good Song.
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  6. Mighty GK

    Mighty GK omg 2012

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    yeah I definately feel u.

    chords just lay the foundation of the song...I was sayin u got to have some kind of an idea of where u want the track to go..like adding different elements to it. a while back I was just into learning chords and stuff but I realized that its not just having chords that make a beat hot..its how it all comes together...its all about making that feeling/mood come alive with the music.
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  7. Dskillz

    Dskillz aka MG The Future

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    ^ yeah yeah definetely.

    But the thing about me - oddly - i dont hear melodiesi n my head.

    I just play - and slowly like a painting or puzzle - the elements just come together.

    now 3-4 instruments later - i might be able to hear something that SHOULD be in it or notice something is missing...

    just comes with time i guess
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  8. Gamshooter

    Gamshooter New Member

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    explain that shit to me d skillz

    lol


    the roman numbers deal


    so if u choose a c scale and u say 4, 5 w/e so u use those chords ?

    like like a D chord and a E chord? but how is that related tot he c scale, different scales have different chords?
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  9. BoDi

    BoDi www.iambodirock.com

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    i don't mess with that roman numeral mess..to me it's a bit confusion for others to read.

    i read real chords..

    most modern R&B is in E minor..that is used a lot. C minor. Listen to modern R&B and you'll hear how simple the structural melody is. usually 3 or 4 chords played

    there are soo many chord progressions and they are so easy to create, it's just what you build around it that makes the beat come to life.

    E,G,B + F,G#,C + G,A#,D is a nice progression if used correctly..
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  10. Gamshooter

    Gamshooter New Member

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    how would u use that? ^^^^

    EGV FG#C

    like for example u said E Minor so that would be the E, G, B chords in the e minor scale correct?

    lol sorry if these are like dumb questions but i dont know fuck all about playing, all my non sampled stuff is all by ear and i dont use chords just notes u know and i'd like to get into building a better foundation and learning atleast a cunt hair about chords and shit
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  11. Brownstar

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    yeah, those roman numerals can get confusing at times. I also just mess with real chords. If i have no direction at all, I just stick with the chords in a scale. I also don't hear melodies in my head.. I put down a foundation and then I can hear what i wanna do with it. More often, I freestyle the chords, and whatever i like i keep. There's a great book on chord progressions that many people have recommended to me, i'll come back once i remember..
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  12. Dr.Suess

    Dr.Suess New Member

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    if u lay down chords den do the melody den mute the chords equals hot shyt
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  13. BoDi

    BoDi www.iambodirock.com

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    i don't follow. why mute the chords? why not keep them. i know that you are saying build around your chords and melodies will come out better, but are you saying keep the chords on mute as well?
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  14. M.Maestro

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    I C Xxii M L C
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  15. Dskillz

    Dskillz aka MG The Future

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    I see imma have to do this the hard way...

    lol

    ill just use the chords in a given scale - and free style em as brownstar mentioned

    and yes

    E minor, C Minor and F minor are very good.
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  16. Brownstar

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    Chord and Progressions for Jazz and Popular Keyboards
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/08...002-3484627-6358417?s=books&v=glance&n=283155 < I believe this is the book.. Not 100% sure. But i'm told at your local Guitar Center, they have a much cheaper one just as good. I don't own any books, I prefer freestyling, but i've seen them, and good ones will answer all the questions you have. I could never find detailed progressions online, so i'd definitely opt for a book..
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  17. besian

    besian U.RoW.P.N Bl00d

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    I tried to learn all that shit but i just don't come up with good things.

    Thats how I make Melo's :

    1.I already have them playing in my head

    2.I sing them,and record them

    3.I analyse that record in celemony melodyne and extract the Melody as a MIDI-File

    4.I import it into FL threw the Piano Roll

    5.I Edit it,Quantize it,use pitch bend ..... whatever

    I never needed a 150 $ Midi Controller for that shit.I got my mouth and my mind thats enough.

    But some Music Theorie would be nice.......sorry for that off topic reply
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  18. M.Maestro

    M.Maestro Ghost

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    nevermind.
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