Chords that go together diagram?

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Postby Nils » July 15th, 2005, 9:57 am

I am not aware of a specific chart that lists chords that sound good together but I have a chart that will let you take a progression in one key and convert to another key if that helps. Try taking a basic chord progression like Am C D F Em from House of the rising sun and use the chord conversion chart on my web site to convert it to other keys.

There is also a variety of progressions on my web site under practice strumming that are chord progressions from a variety of popular songs.

I also suggest that you go through a variety of tabs and pick the progressions out of them. Especially songs you like and the chords sound good.

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Postby Nils » July 15th, 2005, 10:39 am

mikespe I guess I have to make one and to help me out I created this form in MS Word using the information on nils' site (I hope you don't mind nils!!)

Here is a link for those who might want it.

Chord Progressions Blank Form

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Postby Rahul » July 15th, 2005, 10:48 am

You won't find ALL of them listed together.Though you can have ANY chord from this link -

Its doesn't lists progressions.You can find good progressions on - (in the white belt section , in open major and minor chords )

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Postby Nick » July 15th, 2005, 12:33 pm

Pick a letter and count up the next five

D, E, F, G, A, B
F, G, A, B, C, D

1,4 and 5 are major
2,3, 6 are minor

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Postby greybeard » July 15th, 2005, 5:12 pm

Olaf Torvund has a very good set of articles on chord progressions:
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Postby BarnaBus RoX » July 17th, 2005, 3:27 am

Thanks Niles

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Re: Chords that go together diagram?

Postby paul donnelly » July 17th, 2005, 11:27 pm

mikespe wrote:I am looking for a diagram that lists all the chords that go together (and I don't mean all the G chords and all the C chords...

The difficult thing about that is that there's so many of them. If you limit the number of chords in the progression to five or less, and allow only major or minor chords, you'll have over eight million possible progressions. That's a lot to sift through to find the ones which sound good. And add to that the fact that good is subjective. You'll have quite a few possibilities to deal with. Luckily, there's no need to have a chart of all of them. A chart of the most popular ones sounds like a good idea to me.