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Discussion in 'Music Theory, Lessons & Techniques' started by Andrew, May 18, 2009.
im just trying to find some new chords that sound good that are outside sounding
Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7.
Chromatic circle of fifths is fun.
What about it ?
I don't know, if it was good enough for Theolonius, it's good enough for me.
Well, if he's looking for outside sounding and you posted the simplest jazz chord progression in existence...
I'm actually reading "Monk" by laurent de wilde. He said when they were recording the Brilliant Corners album they couldn't get through a single useable take because of progressions like this so all of the songs are spliced from various takes. I was quite shocked, considering we are talking about monsters like Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, and Oscar Pettiford. It may not be the most out-there progressions, but it can be deceptively tricky (at least in the 50's ).
try the "giant steps" progression, that should prove to be 'different sounding" and maybe challenging for ya. or, just look for a cool mike stern riff and see what chords he uses, that man is a genius!
It wasn't enough for thelonious, it's not like he only used II V I's! in fact there are some weird chord progressions in his tunes sometimes.
Try using the same chord but with a specific interval between every chord, this way:
Cmaj7, Ebmaj7, F#maj7, Amaj7
That way it would be maj7 chords separated by minor thirds. Very fusion-ish
Monk didn't use typical progressions, that's for sure, but he used ii V I often enough.
Haha, crawl before you can walk
iim7 bII7 IM7 tritone sub lol
Tritone substitutions are actually really cool. Considering that a dominant chord typically goes to I or vi, or i or VI in minor, you can get to some pretty wild places pretty fast.
Eb and F# is actually augmented second
That's nitpicking, now, isn't it?
Cmaj7, Ebmaj7, Gbmaj7, Bbmaj7 for mister academic.
A section: Cm7 FM7 Em7 EbM7 Dm7 DbM7
B section: Am7 AbM7 Gm7 GbM7 Fm7 EM7
The chromatic root movement is very understandable, but what's that from?
I like the Major thirds cycle.
Bmaj7 Gmaj7 Ebmaj7
now make a ii V in each of these!
Actually, to improve on my previous post....
Dm7 - G7 - Cmaj7 - Fmaj7 - Bm7b5 (Half Dim) - Em7 - Am7 - Am7.