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G Em C D

Post by cheesehead54 » March 9th, 2010, 6:30 pm

On the other forum we were discussing the different songs played with this chord progression. I am putting together a song list using just these chords. I think if asked to play by the campfire it is easier for me to not think so much and enjoy the singing. So far I like
1) Stand by me
2) This magic moment
3) Up on the roof- The Drifters
4) Wonderful world - Herman Hermits
5) Lovers moon - Glenn Frye - My new favorite.
6) She will be loved - Maroon 5
Just a begining.

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Re: G Em C D

Post by Vic Lewis VL » March 10th, 2010, 6:37 am

Try playing along with the radio, especially an oldies station....you'll find PLENTY of songs, especially from the 50's and 60's! A couple that spring to mind are:

His Latest Flame - Elvis.
I Only Want To Be With You - Dusty Springfield.

And something I noticed recently - Sam Cooke's "Chain Gang," "Twisting The Night Away," and "What A Wonderful World" are all the same progression, with slight variations in timing.

:D :D :D

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Re: G Em C D

Post by KR2 » March 10th, 2010, 8:09 am

This might not fit your requirement for the chords but . . .

if you are going to be doing campfire songs . . .

you have to add Puff the Magic Dragon . . . you must.

It's rule # 17b of Camping 101.

Rule #17a is Kumbaya . . . of course.
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Re: G Em C D

Post by Alan Green » March 10th, 2010, 8:35 am

Anything using the chord sequence C-Am-F-G - played with a capo on 7


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Re: G Em C D

Post by dogbite » March 10th, 2010, 10:49 am

Alan Green wrote:Anything using the chord sequence C-Am-F-G - played with a capo on 7


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that's what thought.

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Post by KR2 » March 10th, 2010, 1:51 pm

dogbite wrote: that's what thought.
iThought . . . Apple's next generation of networked communication.
It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.

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Re: G Em C D

Post by dogbite » March 10th, 2010, 2:06 pm

KR2 wrote:
dogbite wrote: that's what thought.
iThought . . . Apple's next generation of networked communication.
are you picking on the senile me?

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Re: G Em C D

Post by dogsbody » March 12th, 2010, 5:35 am

Loved reading this thread!

Reminded me of the late great Eric Morcambe (much loved British comic) and his classic comic sketch with Andre Previn at the piano.

Andre:

" No! No! Eric you are playing all tthe wrong notes!"

Eric:

"Now Mr Preview! I am playing all the correct notes but neccessarly in the correct order!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

But seriously guys, it is a good plan to build up your arsenal of songs that use common chord patterns. Really gives confidence when you play and sing.

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Post by rparker » March 12th, 2010, 7:57 am

Two things. First, I just started noodleing these chords and first thing to eminate from the amp was the slower part of Freebird. One extra chord though, an F, so it can't count.

I laid the guitar down and look at the rest of the thread. Got to KR2's links. Clicked on the first one and didn't care for it so much, but loved the site's concept. I dug around the site a bit and 30 minutes later I can play "Clocks" by Cold Play in it's entirety now. I did use alternative chord voicings (a D for a D) to make it easier. Got the rhythm in my head and the rest is history. Just a bit off timing on the piano part.

Back to this thread, scroll down to Alan's post and am now wondering what song Alan and dogbite are referring to. I am noodling with those chord shapes relative to capo (assuming that's what Alan meant) and it's now officially bugging me. So, what is it a specific song, or just a higher octave variation of the others? :?
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Re: G Em C D

Post by KR2 » March 12th, 2010, 9:00 am

I think what is meant is by putting the capo on the 7th fret and playing the G Em C D chords . . .
you get the C Am F G chords that dogbite posted about.
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Re: G Em C D

Post by dogbite » March 12th, 2010, 9:02 am

Roy. G Em C D have the same relationships as C AM F G . same feel different pitch.

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Post by rparker » March 12th, 2010, 9:10 am

KR2 wrote:I think what is meant is by putting the capo on the 7th fret and playing the G Em C D chords . . .
you get the C Am F G chords that dogbite posted about.
Gotchya. I was doing the shapes Alan wrote and getting the actuals of this thread. Wondering if it was some song that's played way up there. I guess it can be any.

btw, thanks for the link. I like that site. Must be foreign. :mrgreen:
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Re: G Em C D

Post by rparker » March 12th, 2010, 9:18 am

dogbite wrote:Roy. G Em C D have the same relationships as C AM F G . same feel different pitch.
10-4. Thanks!
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Re: G Em C D

Post by Gchord » March 12th, 2010, 5:28 pm

You can play lots of Neil Young with those chords. "Long May You Run" have those chords in it.

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Re: G Em C D

Post by kblake » March 13th, 2010, 11:10 pm

dogsbody wrote:Loved reading this thread!

Reminded me of the late great Eric Morcambe (much loved British comic) and his classic comic sketch with Andre Previn at the piano.

Andre:

" No! No! Eric you are playing all tthe wrong notes!"

Eric:

"Now Mr Preview! I am playing all the correct notes but neccessarly in the correct order!"

:lol: :lol: :lol:

But seriously guys, it is a good plan to build up your arsenal of songs that use common chord patterns. Really gives confidence when you play and sing.

All the best,

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