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Does that mean I'm shit?
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I use the same chord progressions all the time. Don't worry!
does the same thing, and it's worked out ok for him.
i wouldn't worry
doesnt matter 'this is not my tune,
but it's mine to use'
If your bored learn some chords of some more exotic scales, I recomend the harmonic minor scale
PS - thanks :)
I try and do different things for all of my songs, yet they're all shit
Then noone will know.
That's what I do. But it would nice to... you know... be Elliott Smith.
Favourite variations at the moment:
E, C#m, B, A, F#, E/Eb.
managed to use the same chords for about 2/3rds of their first album. I still think it's great!
are they good chords?
for solo and band. I don't think I could handle the inevitable expectation writing album after album of genius material. I'll just go into acting or something.
and try them out with every single other chord you know. that's what i do when i feel like i'm stewing in my own putrid creative juices.
Use some random or aleatoric technique when composing - throw dice or whatever.
Have a look at Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies cards - here's an online version:
used in other songs, play them yourself, change them around etc. It gives you new ideas.
My Bloody Valentine you some interesting sounding chords sequences.
that the actual chords themselves.
are one chord tunes. Of course it helps if you have Will Sergeant writing great leads over that one chord...
Here's what I suggest: Robert Pollard wrote so many great riffs in two minutes songs nobody can remember...I would steal them and re-write them into 5 minute Zapsta classics. ;)
are actually rip-offs of Tobin Sprout's stuff :D
But I've been told I'm quite good at lyrics. One friend even dubbed me "a fucking poet, or something".
To remedy the same chord progression stuff, I tune down of use a capo.