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    Songs with good chord progressions??

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    Say I wanted to study some midi files and check out the chord progressions and how they work and what not, what would be some good hip hop/pop songs to look for?

    Also, I was just gonna use google, but do any of yall know any good sites for finding these midi's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluntslide View Post
    Say I wanted to study some midi files and check out the chord progressions and how they work and what not, what would be some good hip hop/pop songs to look for?

    Also, I was just gonna use google, but do any of yall know any good sites for finding these midi's?



    The lyrics for the most part are subpar, but I always thought the chord progression on this beat was pretty unique.
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    i - iv - v is very very very common
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    its really the dissonance that the note combinations make that kind of stand out to me, I can usually predict how the next chord will sound in these type of beats but the first time I heard this I was wrong after the second chord, lol.
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    Listen to anything Brian Michael Cox produces...he tends to have some very nice chords.

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    If you want good progressions you'll have to look outside of hip hop

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    You have to start looking back... Chord progressions and harmony these days seems to be an afterthought...plain and dull...using the lowest common denominator. Especially now since the 90's euro dance sound is popular.

    Rod Temperton's songs for Michael Jackson..."Off The Wall", "Rock With You", "Baby Be Mine", "P.Y.T."... Other Quincy Jones productions too, like "Stomp" or "Tomorrow" for Brothers Johnson.

    Ok, these are in the vintage R&B-disco genre or whatever, but the chord progressions on those songs are just so damn flavorful and fresh, even today, that you'll learn a lot. Granted, you'd have to know what you're hearing and what you're doing...but you can a learn a lot by just listening and trying to play what you hear.

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    ii-V-vi-IV is one common chord progression...

    this video is 36 songs using the above 4 chords..

    knowing chords is one thing but the voicing of the chord is another...

    but that is another thread...


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    In hiphop, chord progressions are very simple. Most songs aren't more than 2 chords (or one), and if they use more, than it's probably a very common chord progression.

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