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About the Sound Program and Music Progressions

Hey all, my name is Jade Zabric! I started this website in 2012 while I was at NYU! I learned to code php there and had an idea to catagorize songs by their progressions. The Sound Program: Music Progression is the online realbook I compiled of Top 40 Music. My resources are basically the arists' videos and internet chord sites mixed with my music knowledge. All songs that we all know and love to sing along to! I use this as a tool and reference for my gigs and hopefully you can to!

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Music progressions refer to the way that chords are arranged in a piece of music. These progressions can have a significant impact on the overall feel and emotion of the music, and can often be used to convey a particular mood or atmosphere.

One of the most common chord progressions in Western music is the "I-IV-V" progression, which consists of the tonic (I), subdominant (IV), and dominant (V) chords. This progression has been used in countless songs over the years, from classic blues and rock to contemporary pop and hip hop. The "I-IV-V" progression creates a strong sense of tonality, or the feeling that the music is centered around a particular key or tonic note.

Another popular chord progression is the "ii-V-I" progression, which is often used in jazz and other styles of music that rely heavily on improvisation. This progression consists of the supertonic (ii), dominant (V), and tonic (I) chords, and creates a sense of tension and release that is well suited for improvisational playing. The "ii-V-I" progression is also used frequently in more complex chord progressions, where the chords may be extended or reharmonized to create a more interesting and sophisticated sound.

One of the most interesting aspects of music progressions is the way they can be used to create different moods and emotions. For example, minor key progressions tend to sound darker and more introspective, while major key progressions are often more cheerful and upbeat. Modal progressions, which use chords that do not fit neatly into a particular key, can create a sense of ambiguity or uncertainty, while tonal progressions can provide a strong sense of direction and structure.

In addition to chord progressions, rhythm and melody also play a crucial role in the overall feel of a piece of music. A simple, repetitive rhythm can create a sense of driving momentum, while a complex, irregular rhythm can add interest and surprise. Similarly, a memorable melody can stick in the listener's mind long after the music has stopped, while a more abstract or experimental melody can challenge and engage the listener in new ways.

In conclusion, music progressions are an essential aspect of music that can have a profound impact on the way a piece of music is perceived and experienced. Whether you are a musician, composer, or listener, understanding the power of chord progressions can help you appreciate and understand music on a deeper level.

There are many songs that use only one chord throughout the entire song. Here are a few examples:

"A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall" by Bob Dylan
"Baby" by Justin Bieber
"Dazed and Confused" by Led Zeppelin
"Louie Louie" by The Kingsmen
"A Minor Blues" by Django Reinhardt
"I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by Hank Williams
"Black" by Pearl Jam
These songs often rely on other elements such as melody, lyrics, and rhythm to carry the song and create interest, rather than harmonic progression.

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