Ive noticed most top dance/pop tunes have only 1 chord progression
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Old 02-08-2014, 01:27 PM   #1
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Ive noticed most top dance/pop tunes have only 1 chord progression

for full length of song 3-4mins.

Like Bm-A-G 3 chord progression

or 4 chord progression

F-Am-G-F


Now I guess this is cool but as a new producer often i been told my songs to simple and chord patterns to simple and repetitive.

But from my research it seems this is not a problem at all.

I guess one needs to make more interesting melodies and melodic progressions around the simple chord structure as the song goes on?

Its not even as if many of these songs have verse-chorus different chord progressions though some might have slight variations.

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Re: Ive noticed most top dance/pop tunes have only 1 chord progression

you did research? post all the pop dance tunes you studied, I'm sure people will be able to offer insight into what makes them good (or tell you they suck) independently of the basic nature of the chord progression.
Your problem is more likely that your music is simple enough that people notice how repetitive the chord progression seems, or lacks the constant rises and drops in energy requisite to keep pop/dance music interesting!
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