Triads Lesson, what song am I playing?

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  1. Redhouse-Blues

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    I have been working on the Major and Minor Triads in each key. I'm playing this 1,6,2,5 progression going up the neck in all 5 shapes and I'm hearing some song but I don't know what it is. I know there's a ton of stuff in 1-6-2-5, someone want to take a guess? Learning the Triads has really opened up my chord playing.

    pattern #,
    1-- 2--- 5---- 3
    C - Am - Dm - G
     
  2. Redhouse-Blues

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    Nobody has any ideas? I hear some 50's rock song or is it just sounds that way?
     
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    "Last Date" could be one of the possibilities. Ther are literally hundreds of I vi ii V songs.

    Here's another fun one:

    I III7 IV V (In C: C E7 F G)
     
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    It's like saying: 'Hey, I'm playing E7-A7-B7 in a 12 bar progression and it's sounds like some kind of blues tune, anyone guess what I'm playing?'

    You have to be more specific than that. And what does the 1--2--5--3 mean?
     
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    How about "Egg Radio" by Bill Frisell

    Now you may respond and say I'm wrong, but I know best here
    and you are thinking of Egg Radio

    so there. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvVQ3WU51CI

    You know, I have no idea what your tune might be.
    Hope you enjoyed Friz.
     
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    It's "Last Kiss".

    I play it I-vi-IV-V in GMaj
     
  7. Redhouse-Blues

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    The 1-2-5-3 is the shape I'm using on that chord. So, I'm using the pattern "1" shape for the C, pattern "2" shape for the Am and so on. In major and minor triads there's 5 pattern shapes so you can play a C chord or any chord in 5 different places up the neck to the 12 fret octave and start over. I can play this progression in 5 places up the neck and the second position starting the C with a pattern 2 really gives it a 50's rock sound, it's just sounds like something from an old movie. I know I have heard it before, I just don't know what it is.
     
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    I dig that, it's not what I'm thinking, but I'm going to have to check out more of Bill. Thanks!
     
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    That's pretty close to it, that's the sound of it, it's not that song, but very much like it. Man, I wish I still had my parents 45's.
     
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    Can you hum the melody???

    How about tab?
     
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    What is the payoff here for guessing your tune??

    :)
     
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    What is the rhythm you're strumming to?
     

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