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4 Chord Songs

Postby alias on Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:09 pm

This is exactly why i dislike 99% of the music these days including the rock songs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I

Note: i did not embed this because the comments show the song names so you can exactly see how many of them exist. And funny, one of the very few songs i dislike of the RHCP is in that list aswel!

(and yes, im aware it can be a repost)

And it seems they even did a studio version of it:


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Re: 4 Chord Songs

Postby Arbor plena simia on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:07 pm

Love it. Fantastic stuff :D

I was actually discussing this the other day, and kept meaning to re-watch it :P
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Re: 4 Chord Songs

Postby cowboyfromhell on Wed Dec 14, 2011 8:11 pm

Some music is simple, which doesn't necessarily make it bad, but generally isn't for me unless it has some great lyrics or something else to make it stand out.

It does seem to be more of a trend for recent/fashionable bands to put out this kind of thing though....
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Re: 4 Chord Songs

Postby alias on Thu Dec 15, 2011 9:45 pm

cowboyfromhell wrote:Some music is simple, which doesn't necessarily make it bad

That is true, the basic reason that many songs use the same chords is because 4 chords are the easiest to sing without lacking variation. You have 2 average notes with 1 high and 1 low and 2 extremer notes again with a high and low which basicly even out giving it a smooth sound. Its the easiest because you have 2 balanced opposites. 3 or 5+ chords generaly make it harder and 2 chords generaly lack variation. And that means you basicly end up having HLHL or LHLH. simply because 2 high and 2 low notes generaly already make it harder to get a decent sound.

However, as you might have noticed they did sing a few songs in a diffirent way. This is because those songs for example have 2 short chords and 2 long chords normaly. And in some cases songs actualy have a very minor variation generaly coming down to the end of how they play the chord, 3/4rd of the chord is the same all the time but only the ending tone changes.

But even then, most rock songs these days even use the chords the same way which is cousing that same sound all the time. Only a few bands actualy have a diffirent sound these days.

The red hot chili peppers do have many songs with those same chords scheme while they completely sound diffirent.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AooRzI2o_T8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fcRa5Z6LmU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKVvsY2yfA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyu04pqC8lE
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Re: 4 Chord Songs

Postby Matty1886 on Wed May 06, 2015 9:19 pm

that's great; they should do one just for the ink spots!
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