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I have following progression:

G-Em-Bm-C G-Em-Bm-C

G-Bm-F#m-A D-Bm-F#m-???

G-Em-Bm-C...

I am happy with the progression and it works well, but struggling with the last chord.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

  • G feels natural – Sebastian Hoffmann Nov 25 '20 at 23:59
  • @SebastianHoffmann No pun intended? :-) – Aaron Nov 25 '20 at 23:59
  • No pun intended ^^ I would also replace F#m with F#7 in the 15th bar – Sebastian Hoffmann Nov 26 '20 at 0:02
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A great deal depends on your you're voicing the chords. Here are a few options.

  1. My personal favorite: F#7 (or just F#, if you're trying to stick to triads).
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"^G"[GBd] "^Bm/F#"[^FBd] "^F#m"[^FA^c] "^A"[EA^c] |
"^D"[^FAd] "^Bm/F#"[^FBd] "^F#m"[^FA^c] "^F#7"[^F^A^ce] | "^G"[GBd]
  1. The obvious choice: A

You start with G-Bm-F#m-A. Then effectively substitute D for G, but then continue the same way. So a listener is prepped to hear an A chord, especially since the first part of the song also has two repetitions of its own chord sequence.

  1. The dark horse candidate: E

If you voice G-Bm-F#m-A such that the top pitches are D-D-C#-C#, then you can begin the next group the same way (D-Bm-F#m with top pitches again D-D-C#), but this time let the top pitch progress down to B.

Also provides a nice contrast to the Em earlier in the song.

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"^G"[GBd] "^Bm/F#"[^FBd] "^F#m"[^FA^c] "^A"[EA^c] |
"^D"[^FAd] "^Bm/F#"[^FBd] "^F#m"[^FA^c] "^E"[E^GB] | "^G"[GBd]
  • Thanks! Really appreciate, doesn’t feel like any of these options nicely transit back to G.. – Igor Nov 26 '20 at 1:14
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Since it looks like you’re on your way back to G I think the way to go is to play a D7, a good ol’ V7 chord. What do you think? I think it works well because you modulated to D for a bit then the I chord becomes the V chord back to your original key.

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