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Online brianlarsen

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Rien ne va plus - chord variations
« on: November 05, 2019, 12:29:15 pm »
I’ve been watching some of Justin’s shape explorer lessons and decided to experiment myself  :)

One of my recent songs, which was written and recorded somewhat hastily, has a straightforward Am Em G D (bridge C Dm G E).

I tried substituting Am7/13 Em7 G6 Dsus4, and Dsus2 in the bridge - (Not sure if those chord names are correct, but J says it doesn’t matter).

I know the rule ‘if it sounds good, it is’, but I’m also aware of my ability to make the same mistakes long enough to think it’s right  ::)
Am I over-egging the pudding here, or are the chord variations an improvement?

Happy for opinions and even better- suggestions

(I am well aware that the song structure is unconventional and the bits at the end are purely for my entertainment.)


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Re: Rien ne va plus - chord variations
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 07:29:30 am »
Sounded good me Brian and the little embellishments work for me ... I'd egg you on, rather than call it over-egging (love your turn of phrase, in comments as well as lyrics).

Above my play-grade to offer too much by way of critique.  All I'd say in the simple verse section I though the Dsus4 could be held longer, maybe play it earlier and return to simple D before the change?  Perhaps play around with the Dsus2 as well?

Good on you for exploring this and sharing.

And it is a great song ... you have a certain something.


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