There are some songs out there, that seem to not have any chord progressions, the melody and bass line all are in sync and sound great, but there aren't any actual chords. In the song, yet you can tell that's its following some form of structure to make it sound good. Is there a method or name for this?
Example: Michael Jackson's Billie Jean intro, the bass line and a few synth chords, but what if those synth chords were only root notes, and if hypothetically, lets say the whole song was like that entirely- how would the song be classified in key, and tonal center, and how would you even be able to create something like it.
So how can a song be, verse chorus etc. without a chord being played in the background, how are all the instruments that aren't playing chords sound good. In this video I THINK OF YOU BY THE CHANTELLES, you can tell there aren't any chords being played first while in the verse or chorus they somehow follow the other sounds that come before it, but separate instruments playing something that somehow fits that aren't chords.