Re: why do some chord progressions not get boring when played through whole song?
I often use the same chord progression through a track, but my tracks don't really repeat themselves. I'm generally morphing the sound somehow, the drums are all over the place messed up, there are one or two breakdowns, etc. Also, I tend not to use very standard structures for chord progressions -- I'll hardly ever do something like change chord once per bar or some such. A track I just finished is basically fully chromatic, in effect the key changes several times per bar every time the lead line changes note. There is a 2-bar repeating sequence to the main line, but every 4 bars I roll this around a separate progression that transposes everything. It sounds like it should be dissonant, but it's actually not at all because I never play anything against anything else that doesn't have a harmonic relationship. Though, I should admit that I basically just played the line into the sequencer and figured out the theory about what I'd just done later. :-)
PS: I don't know if I have enough posts on here to post a link to an example, but here goes just in case:
Agh, didn't work. You can find me by searching for Mage of Machines on SoundCloud.
This will get you to 3 tracks of mine -- currently I only have one set up there. The track, "Chromatic Fantasy #1" is the one I was talking about above. "Freya" is probably even more minimal with respect to chord progression. "Lilith" is... just weird. Anyway.
Last edited by st326; 11-16-2012 at 09:57 AM..