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March 9, 2009 9:42 PM   Subscribe

Guitar chord progression generator. Guitar chord charts. Have fun!
posted by baphomet (16 comments total) 58 users marked this as a favorite

 
I'm pretty sure that first link is how "What's Up?" by 4 Non Blondes was written.
posted by the_bone at 9:47 PM on March 9, 2009 [4 favorites]


Well, first of all, "What's Up?" uses a I-ii-IV-I progression, which is basically a variation of the I-ii-IV-V progression that ends on the weaker plagal cadence, and second of all, I-ii-IV-I isn't one of the options in the progression generator, so I don't think so.

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posted by mmoncur at 11:46 PM on March 9, 2009 [2 favorites]


This is shit. I've been sitting at my piano banging it out and hitting refresh for 15 minutes now and still haven't written a hit.

Worst. Of. The. Web.
posted by sourwookie at 11:53 PM on March 9, 2009 [1 favorite]


I don't get the Whats Up 4 Non Blondes comment. I've not heard that song i think
posted by mary8nne at 4:39 AM on March 10, 2009


I'm relatively new to the guitar but I understand basic music theory...is the any reason why the first link lists four of the five enharmonic notes as flats and one as a sharp?
posted by kittyprecious at 4:40 AM on March 10, 2009


kittyprecious: I think it's because they chose notes that serve as tonics of major keys. (Ab major exists, but not G# major, etc.) In the three instances of sharp/flat keys that are enharmonically equivalent (C#/Db, F#/Gb, B/Cb), they chose the key that has fewer accidentals. This does not, however, explain why they chose F# over Gb. I assume that's probably because most guitarists don't think in Gb; they would choose to think in F#.
posted by nosila at 7:50 AM on March 10, 2009


No, no, no. "What's Up?" was written by adding different words to the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and substituting the "Hey-ey-ey" part for the whistling.
posted by straight at 8:26 AM on March 10, 2009 [2 favorites]


Sorry forgot the What's Up? Be Happy link.
posted by straight at 8:28 AM on March 10, 2009


I still prefer All-Guitar-Chords.com.
posted by 534154414E at 9:18 AM on March 10, 2009


What is a 1/2 diminished 7th chord?
posted by jpdoane at 12:34 PM on March 10, 2009


½Dim: a regular dim 7th chord can be built on 3 consecutive minor thirds. A half-diminished chord is built on two minor thirds, but with a major third on top.
posted by horsewithnoname at 1:25 PM on March 10, 2009 [1 favorite]


So its a flat 5 with a major 7th? Huh - I'll have to try that when I get home.
posted by jpdoane at 3:43 PM on March 10, 2009


I once IV-viidim.. and then stopped playing! Suckers!

I'll have to putz around with this.. comments so far seem fairly non-plussed, but it might be good for an idear or two.
posted by xorry at 4:30 PM on March 10, 2009


So its a flat 5 with a major 7th? Huh - I'll have to try that when I get home.

It's a flat 5 with a minor 7th, more commonly referred to as a minor 7 flat 5 -- 1, flat 3, flat 5, flat (minor) 7.

A diminished seventh would be 1, flat 3, flat 5, double flat 7 (essentially a 6th).
posted by Balonious Assault at 4:53 PM on March 10, 2009


Also, regarding the 1/2 diminished 7th chord, the wikipedia article gives a decent explanation of why the terminlogy can be so confusing.
posted by Balonious Assault at 5:53 PM on March 10, 2009


straight: No, no, no. "What's Up?" was written by adding different words to the song "Don't Worry, Be Happy" and substituting the "Hey-ey-ey" part for the whistling.

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posted by flatluigi at 10:07 AM on March 13, 2009


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