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Old 03-16-2012, 03:23 AM
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The four chord formula is all that's needed? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pidokakU4I
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:08 AM
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Great find, JB!

It really makes clear just how much people gravitate towards the familiar.
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:24 AM
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Awesome!

Here's another that I remember seeing a while back that is along the same lines...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:24 AM
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I remember that one when it was televised JB. Completely forgotten about it. Thanks for posting. I laughed as hard as I did first time round.

Brilliant!!
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:40 AM
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Must be the formula for suck, because quite a few songs I hate sound like that. :)
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Old 03-19-2012, 10:51 AM
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That's awesome! Our next album shall now be only four chord songs!

Here's Rob Parovinian's take on it. He uses Pachelbel's Cnon In D as his starting point, but it's basically the same chord progression. So yeah, the four chord formula seems to have originated at least as early as the 1790s :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
Granted, Rob takes some artistic liberties here; some of those songs don't actually use that chord progression, they just work well when sung on top of it
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Must be the formula for suck, because quite a few songs I hate sound like that. :)
+1 ... yep, gooey and mushy and set to a formula ... ecch

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Here's Rob Parovinian's take on it. He uses Pachelbel's Cnon In D as his starting point, but it's basically the same chord progression. So yeah, the four chord formula seems to have originated at least as early as the 1790s :-)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdxkVQy7QLM
Granted, Rob takes some artistic liberties here; some of those songs don't actually use that chord progression, they just work well when sung on top of it
It's brilliant too!
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:55 AM
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HAHA! That's great! 202020202020202020
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Old 03-20-2012, 10:30 PM
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4 chords? I thought you only needed 3!
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:17 AM
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Default Re: The four chord hit songs...

I listen to alot of Conteporary Christian artists: Hillsongs, Planetshakers, Michael W Smith, and I gotta say....they all sound the same from time to time. We played 3 songs at church the other day, all in G and they all went G, Em, C, D through the chorus. lol. Its fun, i guess.

Granted alot of Planetshakers are Hook and Riff based. Really cool tasty riffage in some of their stuff, very Brit Rock influenced.
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Old 03-22-2012, 04:35 PM
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I listen to alot of Conteporary Christian artists: Hillsongs, Planetshakers, Michael W Smith, and I gotta say....they all sound the same from time to time. We played 3 songs at church the other day, all in G and they all went G, Em, C, D through the chorus. lol. Its fun, i guess.

Granted alot of Planetshakers are Hook and Riff based. Really cool tasty riffage in some of their stuff, very Brit Rock influenced.
I would agree about the 3 chord songs in Contemporary Christian music. However, you can still get a lot out of 3 chords. I love many of the songs we play at church.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:09 PM
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4 chords? I thought you only needed 3!


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Old 03-22-2012, 10:34 PM
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Man, everyone always has to bag on Green Day.
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