Vic Lewis VL wrote:
rparker wrote:I'll grab slot 2 for team 2.
Did we ever determine if the progression was Bb - Db - E - G or Bb - Cb - E - G?
Bb (or A#, if you like!) then Db (or C#) the E then G. Don't mix sharps and flats! Like I said before (although I've sussed it out a bit better now) the following chords work well for rhythm...
Bbm, Dbm7, E, Gm7.
To my ears the progression moves in minor thirds (root notes: Bb to Db to E to G), consistent with what Vic says. That conveniently leads back to Bb for the next segment, too.
BUT, I'm not feeling "major" for the E section, which would have a G# instead of G. To me, Em feels more natural in that part, and transitions better to the Gm section that follows.
As I was thinking about that, I got sucked into a never ending cycle of music theory. If we build each chord in the progression with only minor third intervals (the 1, b3, b5 and bb7) we end up with a series of diminished 7th chords (if that's what they're called):
Bbm: Bb - Db - E - G
Dbm: Db - E - G - Bb
Em: E - G - Bb - Db
Gm: G - Bb - Db - E
I don't know if this is at all relevant to the jam, but it had my head spinning for a while!