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List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048306
06/11/07 06:11 PM
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For instance with the "blue moon" progression (which is V III I II) or C Am F G as I play it, you can play:

Blue Moon
Duke of Earl
Unchained Melody
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt (he plays it in Eb I think)
and that one song that every 8 year old knows whatever it's called (bouncing between the low note and the higher chord)

Anyway, I'd love to see some of the progressions that you use and the various songs you can play with them.


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048307
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Canon in D!

And my most recent favorite, thanks to loly, "9 crimes" by Damien Rice.

er, couldn't tell you the chord progressions off the top of my head. shocked

The bouncing song every 8 year old knows is Heart and Soul, btw. smile

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048308
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Quote
Originally posted by PianoNoob:
... the "blue moon" progression (which is V III I II) or C Am F G as I play it ...
C - Am - F - G - C in the key of C would be I - vi - IV - V - I.

Blue Moon (and a million other tunes) is usually played using I - vi - ii - V - I (which, in the key of C, is C - Am - Dm - G - C).

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048309
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The Canon in D progression was also used in a pop tune by Blues Traveler ( I can't recall the name but the tune was in A major). And I think a country song back in the 1980's also used the progression from Pachelbel's Canon.
Canon in D: I,V,vi,ii,IV,I,IV,V-> back to I

A popular and easy progression is I,IV,V (Think of the opening chords of the Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop).

Another is I,ii,IV,I (You ain't goin' nowhere, -Bob Dylan... The Byrds covered it on their Sweetheart of the Rodeo album and did it in the key of G major: G,Am,C,G.)
The Byrd's Chestnut Mare is a true gem. It sounds great on 12 string Rickenbacker and I bet it would translate nicely to the piano. This is the verse progression, not the opening chords, chorus or bridge:
I,iii64,vii,V,IV,iii,ii,V,->back to I (note: the iii64 is a F# minor 2nd inversion: C#F#A). Also play around with inverting some of the chords. Play the chords arpeggiated as if you were fingerpicking the guitar.

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048310
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I'm pretty sure Canon in D is: I, V, vi, iii, IV, I, IV, V

9 Crimes is: Am, F, C, G

Hit the Road Jack is (if i remember correctly): Am, G, F, E


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048311
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the damien rice tune '9 crimes' is really easy, it should take no more than 10 minutes to master even for a beginner.

chords are Am, F, C, G,

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048312
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i have noticed that more than a couple of new age songs are:

I.


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048313
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Originally posted by gaffster:
i have noticed that more than a couple of new age songs are:

I.
I think this post breaks all the rules. Although I agree with you, I would never state that here.

Thank goodness we're all poets.


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048314
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LOL - I've always found it ironic that Unchained Melody is named as such - given that it's "chained" into the same stupid chord progression over and over and over...


What you are is an accident of birth. What I am, I am through my own efforts. There have been a thousand princes and there will be a thousand more. There is one Beethoven.
Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048315
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The bridge to Blue Moon has different changes than the A section.
How about a 12-bar blues progression? That would be alot of songs you can play with one progression.


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048316
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You *can* play a lot of songs with a 1-6-2-5 or 1-6-4-5 progression even though these may not be the actual or preferred chords. Try it on Amazing Grace or Mary Had A Little Lamb, for example. (There are many others.)

By the way, Unchained Melody isn't the same chords over and over. laugh

I guess the "Rhythm Changes" that were mentioned in another recent thread also count.

Oh, there is also that song from yet another thread. "One of these days" by Michelle Branch. It's mostly Bbm, Ebm, Absus4, Ab.


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048317
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<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM">Comedian rants about how many songs use the Canon in D progression</a> laugh

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048318
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His finale was fantastic..very funny


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Originally posted by Amaiakuyume:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM">Comedian rants about how many songs use the Canon in D progression</a> laugh


-cheers!!!
Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048319
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One of the movements from Handels water music ( can't remember which of the top of my head)is nearley identical to "A whiter shade of pale". Slipped up once during an organ recital and run a few bars of the wrong one in. Should never be expected to perform on a Saturday am.

Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048320
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K...Sorry that my original post here was so screwed up. I've learned a few things since.

Here are songs that I play the majority of with: 1-6-4-5 progression

Heart and Soul
Unchained Melody
My heart will go on (Titanic song)
Stand by Me
Rainbow Connection
Goodbye My Lover - James Blunt
Silhouettes
Duke of Earl
Blue Moon (realizing that most people use a 2 instead of a 4)
In Humility Our Savior (LDS hymn)
Have yourself A merry little Christmas (not great, but you can get through a lot of it)
Someday ("And the way you looked tonight")


1-5-6-3 (first part of cannon in D)
With or without you - U2


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048321
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OMG I thought I got hacked when i saw this post...."HEY! WHEN DID I MAKE THAT POST>>"


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By the way, call me Yang. smile
Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048322
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Not only do we have PianoN00b (Sacramento), we have PianoNoob (Utah) and Pianooby (UK). help Just make sure your avatars remain different!! Yang, why don't you just choose a new name, say "Yang"? smile The way you've been playing, you aren't a total N00b anymore!


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Re: List songs that you can play with just one chord progression #1048323
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Does it count that when you play Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, you also have the tune and accompaniment for 2 other songs? Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, and the Alphabet Song A-B-C-D....? Littler kids have never thought about it before and go "Oh, wow!"

Then "The Fiddler on the Roof" has only 2 chords a, C Major and a Db alternating. How about that?

It seems to me that "Five Foot Two" has a repeatable chord progression AABA each letter is 16 beats long.


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