What great chord progressions have you found, transcribing popular music?

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For soft rock, people might be surprised at which songs are simple, and which use inventive and unusual chords. I’ve reverse-engineered hundreds of popular songs. I’ll toss out a few examples of what I’ve discovered:

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Certain artists, like Elton John and John Mellencamp, are not reinventing the wheel with the music they write. It’s extremely straightforward, usually 4/4 Continue reading “What great chord progressions have you found, transcribing popular music?”

SNL’s Ohlman Dedicates Show to Matt “Guitar” Murphy, “The Gone of You,” Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez

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(Westerly, RI) Christine Ohlman, longtime lead vocalist for the Saturday Night Live Band, dedicated last evening’s show at the Knickerbocker Cafe to Matt “Guitar” Murphy, a fellow SNL alum who played with Belushi’s “Blues Brothers,” who died this week of cancer.

Video from the show follows … Continue reading “SNL’s Ohlman Dedicates Show to Matt “Guitar” Murphy, “The Gone of You,” Christine Ohlman & Rebel Montez”