G Em C D

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Re: G Em C D

Post by abcxyz » March 28th, 2010, 3:25 am

Its amazing how some genius songwriters have come up with hundreds of songs by only using major minor progressions.

Simplicity sounds sweet...

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Re: G Em C D

Post by Vic Lewis VL » March 28th, 2010, 3:57 am

Just to get off-topic for a moment, the classic M & W / Andre Previn encounter....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8TUe993uo

:D :D :D

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Re: G Em C D

Post by dogsbody » March 28th, 2010, 5:26 am

Hey hey! Vic,

Thanks mate.

What have we unleashed upon our poor unsuspecting guitar playing friends across the pond.

Staying off topic for just a moment more, watch this Vic :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXsfeBXjG_Q

LOL

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Re: G Em C D

Post by to_the_sun » May 4th, 2010, 7:37 pm

In the Aeroplane Over the Sea

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Re: G Em C D

Post by Liontable » May 6th, 2010, 11:34 am

Numb - Linkin Park
Nobody's Home - Avril Lavigne
American Pie - Don McLean
Accidentally in Love - Counting Crows
Zombie - The Cranberries


There are so many songs you can play with those it isn't funny. I can take the majority of pop songs and play it in simple chords. Add A to that and some variations of all those and you merely need an ipod to remember how the song goes!

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Re: G Em C D

Post by redneckrocker » May 11th, 2010, 3:16 pm

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Re: G Em C D

Post by jon43 » February 18th, 2011, 6:18 am

Heavenly Days

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Re: G Em C D

Post by Minotaur » February 18th, 2011, 8:39 am

Another late arrival. :oops:

Heart of Gold - Em C D G
Werewolves of London - C D G
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Re: G Em C D

Post by KerbDoG » April 10th, 2011, 8:04 pm

first one I thought of...yea awful video quality but all ya need is someone on harmonica ;P

http://youtu.be/uiEouyRrWII

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Re: G Em C D

Post by caddymech » July 14th, 2011, 8:08 am

Crocodile rock, Duke of Earl, Stay... by Jackson Browne,

a lot of songs use the Root, relative minor, fourth, fifth, progression ... regardless of root key.

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Re: G Em C D

Post by MinorKey » July 16th, 2011, 2:54 am

I recorded a short piece using G, Em, D7 and Am...
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Re: G Em C D

Post by Guitar2320 » July 17th, 2011, 5:53 pm

two good ones, howie day collide (capo 4 i think) and katy perry hot n cold (they love that at the campfire haha)

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Re: G Em C D

Post by Vic Lewis VL » July 21st, 2011, 8:33 pm

Something I've noticed recently - comes of picking up a guitar and playing along with the radio every time a song I know comes on! - a lot of Sam Cooke songs are in G, Em, C and D, although in various keys. Try "What A Wonderful World," Chain Gang," "Twistin' The Night Away" and "Cupid" for starters!

:D :D :D

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Re: G Em C D

Post by RoundI » July 22nd, 2011, 3:34 am

One of my favs: Wagon Wheel by Old Crow Medicine Show it is just GDEmC and GDCC and a nice easy strum and you are off to the races.

Check out Matt Andersons Version of this too it is great
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAFrMLMiBfg

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