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_T8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fcRa5Z6LmUhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr_uHJPUlO8http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuKVvsY2yfAhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyu04pqC8lE