need a few ideas on new song

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  1. IggyT

    IggyT Tele-Afflicted

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    working on a new tune.. and have few ideas that lead to a solid chorus (I like haha). I am looking for suggestions to improve my verse and pre-chorus structures...
    roughly fooling with the lyrics around an Em to G verse..then trying a descending C-B-Am-G which leads to my chorus of D-A-C. back to D... the reason I am hooked to my chorus chords is that each chorus has a slightly different turn on the words....
    all ideas welcomed! :) the suggestions really helped on my last tune !
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    Boy, this could sound so many different ways, that I don't know what I could say. The more specific your example is, the better I could understand it. An audio example would be best, as I don't know how the chorus chords interact with the words. The rhythmic aspect of the guitar chords would give a lot more information about the words if we could hear it. If that is something you're not up for (understandably), then maybe you could write out a traditional chord and lyrics chart. I need to get inside your head a little for this.
     
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    Add an f#min and you'll have four fifths covered pretty solidly.
     
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    What style of music, sounds like southern rock type of progression to me or Americana. +1 on the f#m
     
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    thanks everyone... "Americana"...or more like "Canadiana" :)
    the chorus has something of a " It Dont Come Easy" Ringo vibe to it
    I will see about introducing an F#m...my question was more of a theory question as in what chords might be "allowed"
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    D/F# might sound a little more natural than F#m. Low to high it would be 20023X. You could use it as a substitution for D or F#m or as a push on the beat before your G chord. G/B (X20033) might also sound better than the B chord in your chorus. I don't know... just depends on what you're going for.
     
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    Like cousinpaul mentioned, I assumed you meant G/B instead of an actual B chord. But maybe you didn't.

    You can think of it as all being in G. To get back to your verse, D - A - C - B7 to lead back to Em.

    Also, for your chorus, see how staying with Am sounds. A plan old F chord could sound nicely somewhere as well.
     
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    I think I hear an Fmaj7 in there...somewhere...
     
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    Ive gone back to the drawing board...
    Chorus: D/A (or maybe Am)/ C/ D
    verse options: one of three ideas depending on how I twist the lyrics which need trimming
    1) Am F G
    2) C Dm F G (a bit boring)
    3) C Am C C

    thoughts ??
     
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    when in doubt, plug in a diminished chord
     
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    today's update...Verse seems to be working with a C F G progression...which goes to my D-A-C-D chorus....but going back to the C sounds awkward.... :(
     
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    Put a big fat G7 after the D in the chorus and before the C in the verse.
     
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