Did you know that all of your favorite songs are built on a dozen or so chord progressions that keep getting recycled? It’s true! Visit this amazing website and punch in one of my favorites: C, G, Am F.
I, for one, don’t despair about this. I celebrate it, and seek to find the richness in lyrics, instrumentation, and sonic textures.
Need a more rocking explanation? Let The Axis of Awesome tell the tale:
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This one time, Hank bought a bus, turned it into an RV, we all went on a trip, and I composed the music for the kickstarter. The feel I was going for was, “Apple ad, with a little Fleet Foxes at the end”.