Apr 11 2011

The Only 4 Chords You Need

Dave, my friend the muso doctor, tells me that you can play any pop song ever written if you use the 1 5 6m 4 (I V vi IV) Chord Progression. 

Of course, I dont know what this means, so he demonstrated using Garage Band on the iPad in C major using the chords C G Am F.

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0HdB-q2rw4?wmode=transparent]

You can see how frequently this chord progression is used by watching this video by Benny Davis, from the band Axis of Awesome. This was first performed at the 2006 Sydney University Arts Revue: ‘The Complete History of Everything That Ever Happened Ever. On Ice. On Fire.’

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s13sASS5F4?wmode=transparent]

Now, go and write us a pop song.

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