I am a sample-based beatmaker and I am recently starting to learn some of the basic compositional skills that I will be needing. Right now I am trying to come up with the best way to come up with a bassline, and I came across a chord progression chart and I would like to know if it is valid or not?
To create your own chord progressions use this table:
II.......Iv, V, VII
The above are the names of the 7 chords in regular major scale, basically the above is a map for chord progressions. In the first column are the 7 chords, in the second column are chords that sound good after the the leading chord is played, i.e. chord V, sounds best when followed by chord I.
How to do it: Start with a chord, follow that chord with another that is in the second colum (and same row). NEXT, go to that second chords row, and repeat (use a chord from that chords second column) EXAMPLE: start with chord I, column 2 says i can pick any chord, so i pick IV, then column two of IV says i can pick I, V, or VII-i pick VII, then I will repeat with VII, and pick V.
it looks like this I-IV-VII-V that is my progression! now all i have to do is play it, and it should sound good (add a little creative timing and i have a progression) you can get tons of good combos using this method.
Right now I am making a bassline underneath a sample and I have the root key as C (or I). The note after this I am unsure of, but the note after that one is a B (or VII). Now my question is, is the only note that will fit in between these two notes a D or F, because according to that chart, those are the only two notes that could lead to a B. I could play the C again, but other than that, do I have to go to D or F by default?